Collision sends man to hospital, snarls Route 1A traffic

Posted Nov. 14, 2013, at 11:38 a.m.
Officials prepare to tow away a van and a sedan after the vehicles collided at the intersection of Route 1A and Copeland Hill Road in Holden on Thursday. No serious injuries were reported.
Officials prepare to tow away a van and a sedan after the vehicles collided at the intersection of Route 1A and Copeland Hill Road in Holden on Thursday. No serious injuries were reported. Buy Photo
A damaged sedan sits on a tow truck as it awaits transport from the scene of a collision in Holden on Thursday morning.
A damaged sedan sits on a tow truck as it awaits transport from the scene of a collision in Holden on Thursday morning. Buy Photo

HOLDEN, Maine — A collision at a busy intersection hampered Route 1A traffic on Thursday morning.

A grey sedan was attempting to turn from Copeland Hill Road onto Route 1A around 9:30 a.m. when it was T-boned by a van, according to Holden police Officer Chris Greeley.

The male driver of the sedan was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center, Greeley said. The names of the drivers and a passenger in the sedan weren’t available.

“We literally see thousands of cars come through this road,” Greeley said.

Although there were no significant injuries, the accident backed up traffic on Route 1A for over half an hour.

Greeley said the van’s driver could not come to a stop upon the sedan attempting to turn onto the highway. It’s unclear whether the sun or driver inattention played a role in the crash.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts and the airbags in both vehicles deployed, the patrolman said.

Greeley was assisted at the scene by Penobscot County sheriff’s deputies and Holden firefighters.

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