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Three Men Hurt in Rear-End Crash on Route 1 Near Hancock

296181_silver_pickup sxchu username methuzala.jpgA recent collision at the intersection of Route 1 and Thorsen Road near Hancock sent three people to the hospital. The crash occurred in the northbound lane of Route 1 when a sport utility vehicle (SUV) driven by 36-year-old Danny Carter of Franklin struck a pick-up truck that had slowed down to make a left-hand turn onto Thorsen Road from behind. The driver of the pick-up, 29-year-old Michael Fessenden of Lamoine reportedly saw the SUV headed for his vehicle in his rear view mirror but was unable to avoid the crash. According to Maine State Trooper Mike Southard, it is unclear how fast the SUV was traveling when it hit the pick-up, but the force of the impact forced the truck off of the road where it rolled and came to rest upside down.

Southard stated emergency responders transported the driver of the pick-up truck and a passenger, 59-year-old John Brundage of Lamoine, to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth by ambulance. The driver of the SUV was later driven to the same hospital with undisclosed injuries. According to Southard, all three men were in pain, but no one suffered a serious injury. The State Trooper also added that those involved likely survived as a result of wearing their safety belts.

Although the exact cause of the crash is still under investigation, Southard said the pick-up truck was a total loss and the SUV sustained serious damage to the front corner. Both vehicles were allegedly towed away from the accident scene. Because the pick-up truck was carrying a large quantity of non-toxic antifreeze when the crash occurred, Route 1 was briefly closed while a hazardous materials clean-up unit responded to the scene.

Drivers in Maine must maintain a reasonable speed based upon roadway conditions and other factors. Too often, drivers choose to speed or engage in other unsafe behaviors on the many two-lane roadways throughout our state. If you were hurt by a careless, inattentive, or negligent driver, you may be eligible to receive monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and benefits, emotional trauma, disability, and other damages. To collect financial damages following a Maine car accident, you are required to demonstrate that your injuries directly resulted from the collision and the driver who caused your injury was more to blame for your harm than you were. A capable personal injury attorney can explain the process for recovery in more detail.

If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident in Maine, you should call Briggs & Wholey toll free at (888) 596-1099. The hardworking Hancock personal injury lawyers at Briggs & Wholey have more than 25 years of experience helping those who were harmed in an accident that was caused by someone else receive the compensation they deserve. At Briggs & Wholey, our dedicated team of attorneys is available to answer your questions and help you file your case. Our experienced lawyers represent injured clients and their loved ones throughout the State of Maine. To schedule a free consultation with a skilled attorney, please do not hesitate to contact Briggs & Wholey through our website.

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Hancock crash sends 3 to hospital, totals both vehicles, by Andrew Neff, Bangor Daily News

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