WALDO, Maine — The driver who was hit Sunday evening by a 17-year-old who was blinded by the sun at a Waldo intersection ended up being issued a summons by police for operating after suspension, according to Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.
Gavin Caler, 17, of Waldo was making a left turn at the intersection of Route 137 and Kendall Corner Road at about 6:30 p.m. when he drove directly into the path of Ashley Roman. The 26-year-old Knox woman had three children in her car, Trafton said, and one of the children complained of neck pain after the collision. That child was taken in an ambulance for treatment. The chief deputy did not believe the injury to be life-threatening.
Roman had a suspended license, he said, and was issued a citation after police and responders arrived at the scene. Both cars appeared to be totaled, though Trafton did not have information yet about the makes and models. The accident is still under investigation.
In addition to sheriff’s office personnel, officials from Belfast Ambulance and the Waldo Fire Department also responded to the scene, closing the intersection until they were able to clear the roads.