Houlton man suffers serious injuries in weekend ATV crash

Posted Sept. 10, 2012, at 1:38 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 10, 2012, at 7:18 p.m.

HOULTON, Maine — A Houlton man was sent to a Bangor hospital on Saturday evening after an all-terrain vehicle crash in the community.

Maine Warden Service Cpl. John MacDonald said Monday that the crash took place at approximately 10:20 p.m.

According to MacDonald, Jeremy Young, 30, was operating a 2009 Polaris Sportsman ATV in the parking lot of Theriault’s Equipment on North Street.

There were no witnesses to the crash and the cause remains under investigation.

But MacDonald said that it was raining and the pavement was wet at the time of the accident. Also, Warden Kevin Pelkey, the investigator on the case, said that speed was a contributing factor.

Young was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with serious injuries. Young was listed in serious condition Monday evening, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

No further information was released.