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One Hurt in Negligent York County Traffic Wreck

817309_booooooom sxchu username creactions.jpgAccording to a report from the Bangor Daily News, one person was hurt in a recent three-car crash near Cornish. York County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy William King stated a teenager was headed west on Route 25 in a pick-up truck when he stopped to make a left turn at Level Acres Lane. After the teen stopped, a 53-year-old driver allegedly rear-ended his pick-up. The force of the initial impact forced the pick-up into the path of oncoming traffic. As a result, an eastbound 18-wheeler struck the teen’s pick-up.

Following the traffic wreck, a 27-year-old who was riding in the passenger seat of the pick-up was treated for minor injuries by Sebago Rescue. Thankfully, no one else was hurt in the three-vehicle collision. Sheriff’s Deputy Gil Hudson said no charges are expected to be filed in connection with the accident.

Luckily, this crash did not result in a fatality or serious injury. Sadly, this is not always the case. Maine Department of Public Safety data claims 161 people were killed and 775 others were severely injured in traffic accidents that occurred on Maine roadways in 2010. At least 41 of the individuals who died in Maine vehicle wrecks were not wearing a seat belt and 83 apparently died in a collision that involved speeding. A motorist or passenger who was hurt in a Maine automobile accident that was caused by a negligent driver may be entitled to recover damages related to their physical injuries, lost wages and benefits, emotional harm, and more.

In Maine, motorists are required to maintain a reasonable speed based upon the current highway conditions, weather, and other factors. Unfortunately, drivers who choose to speed, text behind the wheel, or engage in other unsafe behaviors on the many two-lane roadways throughout our state often injure innocent victims. To recover damages for any harm sustained in a Maine traffic crash, an accident victim must demonstrate that the other driver was more responsible than they were for the collision and that their harm directly resulted from the crash. If you were hurt in an unexpected traffic wreck, you are advised to speak with a quality personal injury attorney to discuss your options for recovery.

If you were injured or a family member was killed in a Maine traffic wreck, please call Briggs & Wholey, LLC toll free at (888) 596-1099. The caring Portland personal injury lawyers at Briggs & Wholey have more than 50 years of combined experience representing individuals across the State of Maine who suffered a devastating injury. At Briggs & Wholey, our knowledgeable lawyers are available to answer any questions you may have and help you file your personal injury claim. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney, contact Briggs & Wholey, LLC through our website today.

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Woman injured in 3-vehicle accident in Cornish, by Ryan McLaughlin, Bangor Daily News
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