ATV rider hurt in collision with car in Presque Isle

Posted Oct. 31, 2009, at 2:31 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 11:39 a.m.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A man escaped serious injury Friday when his all-terrain vehicle collided with a car.

Presque Isle police Sgt. Joey Seeley said Saturday that the accident happened just before 3:15 p.m. on South Main Street near the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

According to Seeley, Lois Levasseur, 46, of Fort Fairfield was in a private driveway and was attempting to turn her 2004 four-door Pontiac north onto the roadway.

At the same, Thomas Deschesne, 32, also of Fort Fairfield, was operating a 2008 Honda ATV on the edge of Main Street. Deschesne was heading south against the flow of traffic.

Levasseur apparently did not see the ATV rider as she attempted to pull out of the driveway.

Seeley said that she pulled out into traffic and Deschesne struck the front of Levasseur’s car.

Deschesne was ejected from the ATV and thrown to the ground.

He was wearing a helmet but still suffered some injuries that were not life-threatening.

He was taken by Crown Ambulance to The Aroostook Medical Center for treatment.

Levasseur, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured.

The ATV had approximately $2,500 in damage, according to Seeley. Levasseur’s vehicle had about $500 in damage.

Officer Roger Ellis assisted at the scene, as did the Presque Isle Fire Department.

No charges are pending, according to Seeley.

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