Woman hurt in crash on Route 9

Posted July 23, 2013, at 11:06 p.m.

CLIFTON, Maine — A woman who wasn’t wearing a seat belt was taken to a Bangor hospital early Tuesday for treatment of injuries she suffered in a rear-end collision on Route 9, according to police.

Layla Zellou, 19, who was a passenger in a Ford Focus driven by 25-year-old Timothy Getchell of Machias, appeared to have suffered neck injuries in the crash, Trooper Adam Gould of the Maine State Police said Tuesday night.

Zellou was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center. Further information about her medical condition was not immediately available.

Gould said that the accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Route 9 and Chick Hill Road. Getchell was traveling east behind a van owned by Eastern Fire Protection Services when the van, driven by Gary LeBlanc, 48, of Clifton, slowed down to turn onto Chick Hill Road.

Getchell told the trooper that he and his passenger did not see the van’s turn signal before he struck the van from behind.

Gould said that the Focus was heavily damaged in crash but that LeBlanc was able to drive the van away from the crash scene.

No charges are pending in connection with the accident, the trooper said.

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