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13-Year-Old Bicyclist Dies Following Collision with Automobile in Sanford

1110334_car_and_bike sxchu username ba1969.jpgA Sanford teenager recently died following a bicycle accident that occurred near Main Street. According to the Sanford Police Department, 13-year-old Stephanie Grispi was riding her bicycle on a sidewalk parallel to the street on September 26th when she was struck by an automobile that was exiting the parking lot in front of the Green Tea Restaurant. Grispi, who was reportedly not wearing a safety helmet, sustained a severe head injury in the collision. Following the accident, rescue crews transported the teenager to Goodall Hospital. Soon after, Grispi was taken by emergency helicopter to Portland’s Maine Medical Center where she passed away two days later.

Deputy Police Chief Tim Strout said the cause of the collision is currently under investigation. Strout stated the Sanford Police Department has plans to reconstruct the fatal accident. Tragically, this was the second recent crash during which a Sanford teen was killed in an accident with a motor vehicle. 15-year-old Corey David Cabana died shortly after he was hit by a truck while crossing Lebanon Street in July. Although Cabana was immediately taken by Life Flight helicopter to the Maine Medical Center following the crash, the teenager reportedly died as a result of his injuries not long after he arrived at the hospital.

Unfortunately, a brain injury may result following any accident. An injury to someone’s head may result in only a mild concussion, or it may be life threatening as was sadly the case here. Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries in Maine and throughout the nation. The costs of treating and caring for someone with a head injury can be astronomical. If you suffered a concussion or other brain injury due to another person’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, any resulting disability, and other damages. In Maine, certain relatives of a person who was killed through an act of negligence may also be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact a capable Maine personal injury lawyer to discuss your options for recovery.

If you or a loved one was the victim of a brain injury caused by someone else, call Briggs & Wholey toll free at (888) 596-1099 today. The skilled personal injury attorneys at Briggs & Wholey have more than 25 years of experience helping those who were hurt in an unexpected accident receive the compensation they deserve based on the extent of their injuries. At Briggs & Wholey, our hardworking team of lawyers is available to answer any questions you may have and help you file your case. Our dedicated attorneys represent clients located throughout the State of Maine. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer, please do not hesitate to contact Briggs & Wholey through our website.

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One Dead, Two Hurt Following Van Buren Auto Accident, Maine Personal Injury Lawyers Blog, September 29, 2012
Pedestrian Accident Highlights Safety Concern for School-Aged Children, Maine Personal Injury Lawyers Blog, September 28, 2012
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Girl, 13, succumbs to injuries from accident, by Ellen W. Todd, Fosters Daily Democrat

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