Lincoln police continue to investigate accident that seriously injured 19-year-old

By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff
Posted Feb. 06, 2013, at 2:23 p.m.

LINCOLN, Maine — Police continue to investigate an accident Sunday in which a 19-year-old suffered a serious head injury when he was ejected from a pickup truck as it rolled over on Mohawk Road.

Lucien Gill of Lincoln was released from Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor on Monday after a LifeFlight helicopter flew him there from Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln, Police Chief William Lawrence said Wednesday.

“The operator of the vehicle could face several charges. We are still trying to determine who was driving,” Lawrence said. “Speed was a factor in the accident.”

Gill and Jessica Stanley, 19, of Lincoln were southbound near a house at 563 Mohawk Road when the pickup truck slid off the road, hit an embankment, spun through the air and clipped a tree before coming to rest, police have said.

Gill was ejected from the vehicle, but Stanley said she had remained inside the truck. She said Gill was driving, according to Lawrence.

When reserve police Officer Corey Stratton responded to a 911 call from a neighbor and got to the accident scene at shortly after 8 a.m., Stanley was outside the vehicle and Gill was lying on the ground, conscious but hurt, Lawrence said.

Stanley was treated and released from Penobscot Valley Hospital on Sunday afternoon after suffering minor injuries in the accident.

As is standard procedure in an accident where an occupant has suffered serious injury, police took blood samples from Gill and Stanley to see whether either had consumed alcohol before the accident, Lawrence said.

A state police officer helped reconstruct the accident. The blood-alcohol-content test results are pending, Lawrence said.

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