A recent three-car accident in Bangor left three people, including a child, hurt. According to Bangor Police Sergeant Jim Buckley, a 47-year-old woman was headed east in a Subaru on Mount Hope Avenue when she struck a Ford F-350 pick-up truck that was headed south on Hogan Road around 11:30 am. The force of the impact reportedly caused the pick-up to roll onto the hood of a nearby Toyota that was waiting to turn left. Buckley said the pick-up truck then bounced off of the Toyota and landed on its passenger side.
Following the crash, the 47-year-old driver of the pick-up and a child who was riding in the vehicle were apparently taken by ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Two other passengers in the truck were purportedly uninjured in the wreck. Buckley said the 18-year-old driver of the Toyota was also transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment.
Although the cause of the traffic collision is still under investigation by the Bangor Police Department, Buckley stated an initial investigation indicated the driver of the pick-up truck failed to stop at a red traffic light. He said charges are expected to be filed following the results of the pending police investigation. Buckley also added that everyone involved in the accident was wearing a safety belt.
It was fortunate that everyone involved in this collision was wearing a seat belt. Otherwise, the traffic accident may have ended in tragedy. Despite laws that require drivers and passengers traveling on roadways in Maine and across the United States to wear safety belts, an estimated one in seven individuals still fails to do so. Data from the nation’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims 53 percent of people killed in a car accident in 2009 were not wearing a safety belt. CDC facts also reportedly show that wearing a seat belt can reduce the risk of death or serious injury for everyone riding in the front seat of a vehicle by nearly 50 percent. In fact, the CDC estimates that about 4,000 lives would have been saved in 2009 if more motorists and passengers had simply buckled up.
If you were hurt or someone close to you was killed in a Maine traffic wreck, you should call Briggs & Wholey, LLC toll free at (888) 596-1099. The capable Bangor personal injury lawyers at Briggs & Wholey have more than 50 years of combined experience representing individuals who suffered an unexpected injury in a traffic accident. At Briggs & Wholey, our caring attorneys are available to answer any questions you may have and help you file your personal injury case. Our hardworking advocates assist injured clients throughout the State of Maine. To schedule a free consultation with a diligent attorney, please contact Briggs & Wholey, LLC through our website.
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