Orland man injured in head-on collision

Posted June 07, 2013, at 7:41 p.m.

ORLAND, Maine — A 51-year-old man was injured in a head-on crash by the Big Apple store near the intersection of Route 1 and Front Ridge Road.

Mark Provost of Orland was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center by Bucksport emergency medical personnel, Trooper Bryan Creamer of the Maine State Police said Friday. He added that Provost’s injuries were not considered life threatening.

A hospital nursing supervisor said that Provost was still being evaluated as of 7:30 p.m.

According to Creamer, the accident happened around 3:30 p.m. when a 2007 GMC pickup truck driven by Paul Atherton, 65, of Blue Hill pulled out of the Big Apple parking lot and into the path of Provost’s 2007 Toyota Tacoma.

Provost reportedly tried to swerve around Atherton’s truck but was unable to, and the two pickups collided head on, Creamer said. Atherton and his wife, Vickie, who was a passenger, were not injured.

Both of the pickup trucks were heavily damaged and declared total losses, Creamer said.

No charges are anticipated in connection with the crash, he said, adding that the Y-shaped intersection is “notorious” for accidents.

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