June 24, 2018
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3 injured in collision on Route 1 in Belfast

Abigail Curtis | BDN
Abigail Curtis | BDN
Three people were injured Tuesday afternoon in a two-car collision on U.S. Route 1.
By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

BELFAST, Maine — Three people suffered injuries Tuesday afternoon after two cars collided on Route 1 near the Belfast Jug Handle turnout.

The accident occurred shortly after 1 p.m. when Malcolm Crockett, 95, of Rockport, who was driving north on Route 1, made a left-hand turn to take his sister Priscilla Crockett, 88, to her dentist. Belfast Police Chief Mike McFadden said Crockett turned his 2011 Buick Lucerne into the path of a 2011 Chevy Malibu driven by Jean Brakewood, 82, of Lincolnville. The Malibu T-boned the Crockett’s vehicle on the passenger side, McFadden said.

Priscilla Crockett, also of Rockport, appeared to have suffered the most significant injuries, police said, with a possible broken bone. She also was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by rescuers.

Authorities said none of the injuries were life-threatening. All three passengers were taken to Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast to be treated.

Both vehicles were totaled, police said.

In addition to Belfast police, crews from the Belfast Fire Department and Belfast Ambulance went to the scene.

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