June 19, 2018
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Head-on collision on Route 9 sends five to hospital

By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff

WESLEY, Maine — State police continue to investigate a two-vehicle accident that sent five people to the hospital Saturday afternoon.

Brittany Hood, 33, was traveling west on Route 9 when her 2000 Toyota Corolla crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound 2005 Nissan Altima operated by Angela Churley, 42, of New Brunswick, according to information provided by Maine State Police Trooper Staci Carpenter of Troop J in Orono on Sunday morning.

Hood’s 9-year-old daughter was a passenger in her vehicle and Churley’s 15-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son were passengers in her car, Carpenter said.

Hood was taken by LifeFlight to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor and her daughter was transported to Calais Regional Hospital.

Churley and her two children were taken to Down East Community Hospital in Machias.

No further information on their conditions was available Sunday morning, but their injuries were not life-threatening, according to Carpenter. The accident remains under investigation.

Route 9 was closed for about 2½ hours after the accident and Carpenter was assisted at the scene by state police Sgt. Alden Bustard, Cpl. Tim McCadden, Troopers Miles Carpenter, Chad Lindsay and Kimberly Sawyer and Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Sawyer.

Down East Ambulance, Machias Ambulance, Wesley Fire and Bohannon’s Towing also assisted at the scene of the accident.

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