Bangor man suffers severe head injury in Newburgh crash

Posted Aug. 19, 2013, at 4:58 p.m.

NEWBURGH, Maine — A 21-year-old Bangor man is in serious condition at a Bangor hospital after the car he was driving struck a large boulder on Saturday night.

Caleb Miles was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu on Mudgett Road when the car left the roadway, went into a ditch and struck a large boulder, Trooper Paul White of the Maine State Police said Monday afternoon.

White said that Miles, who was ejected from the vehicle, suffered severe head injuries.

“He obviously wasn’t wearing his seat belt,” the trooper said.

White said that Miles was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where he remained Monday. He said that Miles, who was unconscious after the accident, initially was placed on a ventilator but that it was his understanding that Miles since had been breathing on his own.

White said he has not yet been able to interview Miles and that the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

According to White, the accident happened on a small straightaway between 283 and 288 Mudgett Road and there were no witnesses. The accident was reported by a nearby resident, who called 911, he said.

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