Two people were recently hurt in a three-car accident on Route 2A in Linneus. According to Maine State Police Sergeant Brian Harris, 80-year-old Daniel Griffin of Hodgdon was northbound on the roadway when he attempted to make a left turn in front of another vehicle. Harris stated a southbound Dodge pick-up truck driven by 43-year-old Curt Ring of Lincoln was unable to stop and struck Griffin's vehicle. The force of the impact also reportedly forced Griffin's automobile into a parked Nissan. Luckily, the owner of the Nissan was not inside of the vehicle at the time of the collision.
Emergency responders allegedly transported a passenger in Ring's truck by ambulance to Houlton Regional Hospital. Griffin was reportedly taken by personal vehicle to the same hospital with a knee injury. Due to extensive damage, both Ring's and Griffin's vehicles were purportedly towed from the scene of the crash.
According to the Maine Department of public Safety, 161 people were killed and 775 others were severely hurt in traffic wrecks on Maine highways in 2010. In addition, 41 of those killed were not wearing a safety belt and 83 allegedly died in vehicle accidents that involved speeding. Anyone who was injured by a careless or negligent driver may be eligible to recover financial compensation for their physical harm, lost wages, and emotional injuries.
Motorists in our state are required to maintain a reasonable speed based upon current roadway conditions and a number of other factors. Unfortunately, drivers often choose to speed or engage in other unsafe behaviors on the many two-lane roadways throughout Maine. The victim in a Maine traffic accident must demonstrate that the other driver was more responsible than they were for a collision and that their injuries or lost wages directly resulted from the crash in order to recover damages. If you were hurt in an unexpected car accident, you are advised to speak with a quality personal injury attorney to discuss your options for recovery.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a car accident in Maine, do not hesitate to call Briggs & Wholey toll free at (888) 596-1099. The dedicated Bangor personal injury lawyers at Briggs & Wholey have more than 50 years of combined experience representing clients who were hurt by a reckless, inattentive, or otherwise negligent motorist. At Briggs & Wholey, our hardworking attorneys are available to discuss your personal injury case with you in detail and answer any questions you may have. Our capable lawyers assist injured clients and their loved ones throughout the State of Maine. To schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney, please contact Briggs & Wholey through the law firm's website.
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