RSU13 van totaled, man knocked out in early morning crash in Thomaston

As reported in the Bangor Daily News on December 17, 2010

THOMASTON, Maine — A man was injured in a collision between a minivan and pickup truck Friday morning on Route 1 near the Lowe’s store.

At about 7:30 a.m., Kenneth Elwell Sr., 66, who was driving a Regional School Unit 13 van, pulled out of a feed store and in front of a pickup truck heading north in the turning lane on Route 1, police said.

Matthew Tyler, 49, was unable to stop his Dodge pickup on the icy road and the two vehicles collided, according to Thomaston police Officer Michael Blais.

“There was air bag deployment on both vehicles. The man in the RSU van was knocked out,” Blais.

Elwell was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, where a nursing supervisor said Friday afternoon that he was in stable condition. .

From this report, it appears that Mr. Elwell was at fault for this accident. As always, however, a closer review of the course of events will be necessary to make a final conclusion on liability in this case. For example, if Mr. Tyler was traveling to fast, he could share in fault for the collision. The auto accident specialists at Peter Thompson & Associates 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.