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Thorndike Woman in Critical Condition After Losing Control of SUV in Benton

965542_snow_heart sxchu username iwd.jpgA 65-year-old Thorndike woman is reportedly in critical condition following a recent collision with a semi in Benton. According to Maine State Police Trooper John Lacoste, the woman was driving a sport utility vehicle on Route 139 just after noon when her vehicle slid into the path of oncoming traffic. Her SUV was allegedly hit on the passenger side by a tractor trailer that was carrying a load of salt. Following the crash, the woman was purportedly transported to the Maine Medical Center in Portland with critical injuries. The 31-year-old driver of the semi was reportedly uninjured in the accident.

The exact cause of the injury accident is currently under investigation by Maine State Police. Lacoste stated weather likely played a role in the crash. According to a Maine transportation official, the roadway was mostly wet with very little danger of freezing at the time of the traffic wreck.

Data compiled by the Maine Department of Public Safety shows that 161 people died and 775 others were severely hurt in traffic accidents that occurred on Maine highways in 2010. Tragically, 41 of the individuals killed in Maine vehicle accidents were not wearing a seat belt and 83 reportedly died in a crash that involved speeding. Anyone who was hurt in a Maine car accident that was caused by a negligent driver may be eligible to recover damages related to their physical harm, lost wages, emotional injuries, and more.

Drivers in our state must maintain a reasonable speed based upon the current roadway conditions and other factors. Too often, motorists who choose to speed or engage in other unsafe behaviors on the many two-lane roadways throughout Maine injure innocent victims. In order to recover compensation for any harm sustained in a Maine traffic wreck, an accident victim must demonstrate that the other driver was more responsible than they were for the crash and their harm or lost wages directly resulted from the collision. If you were injured in an unexpected traffic accident, you should speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer to discuss your options for recovery.

If you or a loved one was hurt in a traffic wreck in Maine, do not hesitate to call Briggs & Wholey, LLC toll free at (888) 596-1099 today. The hardworking Portland personal injury attorneys at Briggs & Wholey have more than 50 years of combined experience representing individuals who suffered a devastating injury. At Briggs & Wholey, our dedicated lawyers are available to answer any questions you may have and help you file your personal injury case. Our caring advocates help injured clients throughout Maine receive the compensation they deserve following an unexpected injury. To schedule a free consultation with a capable lawyer, please contact Briggs & Wholey, LLC through our website.

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UPDATE: Thorndike woman in critical condition after her SUV collides with tractor trailer in Benton Tuesday, Staff Report, Morning Sentinel

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