Hermon woman in critical condition after Old Town crash

Posted Feb. 13, 2012, at 5:20 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2012, at 6 p.m.

OLD TOWN, Maine — A Hermon woman who was airlifted to a Bangor hospital on Friday evening after the car she was driving collided with a tractor-trailer was airlifted later to a Portland hospital, Old Town Police Chief Don O’Halloran said Monday.

Holly Martin, 27, was listed in critical condition at Maine Medical Center on Monday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.

“They stabilized her up here and sent her by LifeFlight [helicopter] down there,” O’Halloran said.

Martin was traveling north at about 4:50 p.m. Friday when she decided to exit onto Bennoch Road at mile marker 199 and collided on the overpass with a tractor-trailer driven by Brian Reeves of Bangor. He was not injured, but she was trapped in the wreckage.

“From what we could tell there were a lot of internal injuries,” O’Halloran said.

A LifeFlight helicopter took Martin to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor and another one took her to Maine Medical Center, the police chief said.

Old Town police Officer Lee Miller is conducting the accident reconstruction, which should be wrapped up sometime this week, O’Halloran said.

BDN writers Dawn Gagnon and Andrew Neff contributed to this report.