June 17, 2018
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2 juveniles suffer minor injuries in Franklin accident

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

FRANKLIN, Maine — Two juveniles suffered minor injuries Monday afternoon when the sport utility vehicle one of them was driving ran a stop sign, hit another SUV, then rolled over several times before coming to rest against a tree, according to Maine State Police.

The boy and girl, who were not identified because of their age, were taken to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, Trooper Christopher Smith said Monday night. He expected them to be treated and then released.

The boy was driving a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the girl as a passenger about 3:45 p.m. Monday when he failed to stop at the intersection of Route 182 and Georges Pond Road, according to Smith. The Jeep struck head-on a 2011 Toyota Tacoma driven by Timothy DesJardin, 62, of Franklin.

Neither DesJardin nor any of his three juvenile passengers were injured, Smith said.

The Jeep was demolished and the Tacoma had substantial damage, he said.

Information about whether the boy would be summoned for running a stop sign was not available Monday night.

Members of the Franklin Volunteer Fire Department went to the scene, Smith said.

Smith was assisted at the scene by Sgt. Alden Bustard and Trooper Cliff Peterson.

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