Car Collides Head-On with Tractor-Trailer in Fatal Maine Wreck
KINGFIELD, ME. – A car collided with a tractor-trailer in what turned into a fatal wreck in Kingfield, Maine, according to an online news report from bangordailynews.com.*
76-year-old Leroy Gordon, of Farmington, Maine, was driving a 1997 Subaru Legacy southbound on Route 27 in Kingfield. The Subaru lost traction because of snowy conditions on the road and skidded into the path of a northbound tractor-trailer. The two vehicles then collided head-on.
Gordon and a passenger in the Subaru, 18-year-old Scott Kidder, of Farmington, were seriously injured and transported to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. Their current medical conditions are not known. A second passenger in the Subaru, 28-year-old Seth Gordon, of Farmington, died at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer, 25-year-old Cedrick Allaire, of Westbury, Quebec, was not injured in the crash.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said speed did not appear to have been a factor in the crash. Road conditions were poor at the time because of a winter storm that resulted in large snow accumulation over the western mountains. Maine authorities are still investigating the crash and have not released additional information at this time.
Head-on vehicle collisions represent a small number of the accidents that occur every year in the United States, but they account for a larger percentage of traffic deaths in the country. About 2 percent of all the accidents in the U.S. involve head-on collisions, but these types of accidents cause approximately 10 percent of the nation’s crash-related deaths. Because of the force and nature of these accidents, they lead to more serious injuries and more deaths than many other types of vehicle accidents.
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Source: https://bangordailynews.com/2018/11/28/news/mid-maine/man-dies-after-collision-with-tractor-trailer-in-kingfield/ and https://www.justia.com/injury/motor-vehicle-accidents/car-accidents/head-on-collisions/
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