Mars Hill woman still in critical condition after moose accident

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff
Posted July 09, 2012, at 1:55 p.m.

EASTON, Maine — A Mars Hill woman remained in critical condition at a Bangor hospital Monday afternoon three days after the vehicle she was driving struck a moose in Easton.

Sgt. Forrest Dudley of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department said the crash that injured Yolanda Smith, 23, took place on Friday evening at approximately 8:30 p.m on Bangor Road.

Her condition has not been upgraded since the accident.

Smith was traveling south in her 2002 Ford Mustang when she struck a bull moose that entered the road.

Smith continued to travel approximately a quarter mile before driving into a deep ditch.

Dudley said Smith suffered head trauma and lacerations in the accident.

The Easton Fire Department used extrication equipment to free her from the vehicle and took her to The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle.

She later was flown to Bangor by Aroostook Critical Care Air Transport.

Deputy Ross McQuade is the primary investigator. He was assisted at the scene by other sheriff’s department deputies and the U.S. Border Patrol.

The Mustang is considered a total loss.

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