Driver from Florida rear-ended on I 395 in Bangor

Reported in the Bangor Daily News October 5, 2010

The setting sun was cited as a factor in a rear-end crash Tuesday that brought westbound traffic on Interstate 395 to a near halt during the busy evening commute.

The accident happened about 6 p.m., soon after a vehicle that was not involved started to take the Route 202 exit but veered back onto the highway after coming to a near stop, Sgt. William Sheehan of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday night. That, he said, caused drivers behind it to slow down to a near stop as well.

One of those drivers was Jean Benjamin, 38, of Orlando, Fla., whose 1998 BMW sedan was struck from behind by a 1989 Toyota Camry driven by Deloris Miller, 54, of Bangor, Sheehan said.

“She was blinded by the sun,” which Sheehan said was setting and “very intense.

Based on this report, it is clear that Ms. Benjamin was not at fault for this accident. Although she is from Florida, if she wishes to pursue this claim, she should retain a Maine attorney. The auto accident specialists at Peter Thompson & Associates frequently represent individuals who are unfortunately injured while visiting our beautiful state. By utilizing up to date electronic media, email and telephone services, your distance from us is not a concern. We have handled thousands of similar claims and recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. We specialize in providing excellent customer service and quick results. For more information, contact Peter Thompson & Associates at 1-800-917-1784 or read more on our website www.Peter-Thompson-Associates.com on our car accident practice page.