Two seriously injured in ATV crash in West Bath

Posted May 24, 2012, at 9:39 a.m.
Last modified May 24, 2012, at 11:21 a.m.

WEST BATH, Maine — The Maine Warden Service is investigating an ATV crash that left two Bath residents seriously injured Wednesday afternoon.

Gifford T. Campbell, 38, and Krista Gallagher, 38, were both hospitalized after the crash, which was reported at 5:53 p.m. on Hill Road in West Bath. According to a press release from the warden service, the two were riding a 1996 Honda four-wheeler at the time of the accident.

Campbell was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with a serious head injury. He was listed in critical condition Thursday morning, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Gallagher was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland, also with head injuries. She was in satisfactory condition Thursday morning, said a spokeswoman. Neither rider was wearing a helmet and, according to Maine Warden Service Cpl. John MacDonald, excessive speed and alcohol are being investigated as factors in the crash. Members of the warden service reconstruction team were piecing together what happened.

The primary investigator is Warden Evan Franklin, who is being assisted by Wardens Bob Decker, Tony Gray and Peter Herring. Assisting at the scene were personnel from the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department and paramedics from Bath and West Bath fire departments.

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