September 21, 2017
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Man still listed as critical two days after ATV crash

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

FRENCHVILLE, Maine — A 24-year-old man who was seriously injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Sunday remained in critical condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center two days after the crash.

Robert Tardiff of Frenchville was still in critical condition late Tuesday afternoon.

He suffered head trauma in the accident, which occurred at 2:10 p.m. Sunday on Paradis Lane in Frenchville, according to Sgt. Forrest Dudley of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department.

Tardiff was flown to EMMC after the accident.

Tardiff and Timmy Soucy, 25, of St. Agatha were operating separate ATVs, one of which was towing the other down the roadway, according to Sgt. Dudley. Police have not disclosed which rider was doing the towing.

The sergeant said it appears that both riders lost control of their ATVs, causing the two machines to roll over on the roadway. Dudley said neither driver was wearing a helmet.

Soucy was taken to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent, was treated and released.

Tardiff was stabilized at NMMC and flown to the Bangor hospital.

Dudley was not available for further comment about the accident Tuesday evening.

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