Four people were injured this week in a three-car accident on Route 201 in Farmingdale. According to Captain Dan Davies of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred when 30-year-old Justin Nauman of Landisville, Pennsylvania attempted to pass another vehicle while headed north on Route 201. Nauman reportedly collided head-on with a GMC Envoy in the southbound lane of the two-lane roadway. Following the initial crash, a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Erica Kidle of Gardiner rear-ended the GMC Envoy. The vehicle Nauman allegedly attempted to pass was not involved in the accident.
Because the crash occurred across the street from the Farmingdale Fire Department, rescue crews responded to the accident extremely quickly. Nauman and his passenger, 21-year-old Kristle Kraft of Lancaster Pennsylvania, were transported to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston in serious condition. Klide and the driver of the GMC Envoy, 79-year-old Neil Tobey of Richmond, were reportedly taken to Maine General Medical Center in Augusta with non-life threatening injuries. According to Captain Davies, the injuries sustained by those involved in the accident would likely have been more severe if the crash had not taken place so close to the city’s fire department.
Although the cause of the collision is currently under investigation, Captain Davies stated speed was suspected to be the primary factor in the crash. Davies said Nauman was traveling well above the roadway’s posted 35 miles per hour speed limit. Maine law requires drivers to maintain a reasonable and prudent speed based upon roadway conditions and other factors. Unfortunately, many drivers speed and engage in improper passing on the many two-lane roadways throughout our state. Too often, this carelessness results in personal injury or death.
If you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident in Maine, you may be able to collect financial compensation for your physical and emotional trauma, lost wages, and other damages. Before you may collect damages related to a Maine car accident, however, you must be able to demonstrate the other driver’s inattention or carelessness was more to blame for your injuries than your own actions, and that your injuries were directly caused by the crash.
If you were hurt in an automobile collision, you should contact the hardworking Maine car accident attorneys at Briggs & Wholey today. The lawyers at Briggs & Wholey have more than 25 years of experience helping those injured in an unexpected motor vehicle or other accident recover the compensation they deserve. At Briggs & Wholey, our knowledgeable team of attorneys is available to answer your questions and help you file your personal injury claim. Our skilled lawyers represent the victims of careless or negligent drivers throughout Maine. For a free, confidential consultation, please do not hesitate to call Briggs & Wholey toll free at (888) 596-1099 or contact our dedicated attorneys through our website.
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