Belgrade Crash Under Investigation

December 24, 2009: Kennebec County police say two cars were involved in an accident on route 27, about a mile north of Christie’s store, near Bog Brook. Police say Jeromiah Baker died in the crash. The driver of the other vehicle, Jessica Bourget complained of leg injuries and was taken to Maine General Memorial Hospital in Augusta.

The cause of this accident is under investigation. As personal injury specialists, Peter Thompson & Associates has investigated hundreds of accidents. In almost all cases, the primary and secondary causes of collisions are disputed, resulting in the need for a comprehensive accident reconstruction. While police will often conduct an accident reconstruction, we find it frequently necessary to conduct more detailed investigations of accident scenes to determine who was at fault. Because important evidence that will be necessary to provide the most accurate investigation is often lost as time passes, it is critical that a comprehensive accident reconstruction occur as soon as possible and that all witnesses to the accident are interviewed to preserve their recollections.