Bike-car collision on Union Street by I-95 second serious accident there in less than a week

Posted July 18, 2012, at 12:08 p.m.
Last modified July 18, 2012, at 3:50 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The collision of a bicycle and motor vehicle Tuesday on Union Street by the junction with Interstate 95 was the second serious accident there in less than a week.

An Old Town man exited I-95 Tuesday morning and was turning left onto Union Street — with a green light — when a man on a bike ran into his vehicle, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Wednesday.

Ronald Warren, 56, of Bangor was not wearing a helmet when, about 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, he hit the side of the 2004 Toyota sedan driven by Old Town resident James Largay.

“Mr. Warren was transported to Eastern Maine Medical with a head injury,” Edwards said. “There is no information on his condition [available from the hospital], meaning he either has been released or refused his condition to be released.”

Officer Paul Colley responded to the bicycle-car collision on Union Street.

No charges are pending in either accident, Edwards said, adding that it was just a chance occurrence that two injury collisions occurred in the same area within a week.

Bangor resident Brecon Oldham, 57, was mortally injured early Saturday when she was struck by a car driven by local resident Marie McBrine, 78, who was with her 6-year-old granddaughter and attempting to turn from Union Street onto the interstate.

Oldham, who worked at nearby Westgate Manor, later died at the hospital. A special item of remembrance will be placed in Westgate’s memory garden and a friend will scatter her ashes at Acadia National Park, her obituary in the Bangor Daily News states.

“Brecon possessed a beautiful spirit for reaching out and touching the lives of anyone she came in contact with,” the obituary states. “She was loved more than she realized.”