Crash on Union Street in Hermon sends four to the hospital

At least two vehicles were involved in an accident that reportedly sent four people to the hospital on Union Street in Hermon early Saturday afternoon.
Gabor Degre | BDN
At least two vehicles were involved in an accident that reportedly sent four people to the hospital on Union Street in Hermon early Saturday afternoon.
By Judy Long and Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted Aug. 18, 2012, at 3:06 p.m.

HERMON, Maine — A three-vehicle accident on Union Street around 1 p.m. Saturday sent four people to the hospital, Sgt. Bill Birch of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office said from the scene.

The crash, which occurred between Billings Road and Bond Road near Pleasant Hill Campground, still was being reconstructed about 6 p.m.

Birch said that authorities still were conducting interviews and had not yet determined what caused the accident, but it appeared that a white Chevrolet truck driven by Nicholas Mitchell, 21, of Levant rear-ended a maroon Ford Escort driven by Melissa Savage, 55, of Bangor, which sent the car into oncoming traffic. A Nissan truck driven by David Nelson, 64, of Exeter also was involved in the crash.

Mitchell and Savage both were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center, said Birch. Mary Savage, 83, of Bangor, who was a passenger in her daughter Melissa’s vehicle, also was taken to EMMC, as was Joan DiNatale, 52, of Exeter, who was traveling in the Nissan truck.

Birch said that he was not sure how badly any of the motorists were injured.

Two of the three vehicles were totaled, the sergeant said.

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