Michael Lewis of Bass Harbor was killed in the crash that occurred near the Rumill Road intersection. Lewis was driving a pickup truck that crashed head-on with another pick-up truck. The other truck was operated by Dacota Dow, 19, of Bar Harbor. Authorities reported that the two vehicles collided in the center of the road.
Two passengers in Lewis’ vehicle, Erin Hanley, a teenager from Tremont, and her brother Patrick, 10, were taken by ambulance to MDI Hospital in Bar Harbor with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Troopers from the Maine State Police remained on the scene into the evening investigating the accident.
As Bangor Personal Injury Lawyers, Peter Thompson & Associates, routinely investigates similar accidents where the cause of an accident is a central issue in the case. We employ expert accident reconstructionists who examine evidence at the scene, witness statements, and other evidence to determine how an accident happened and to assess fault. For example, we recently had a case where two vehicles collided near the middle of the road. As in this case, the drivers of the vehicles were both relatively young and inexperienced drivers. This information turned out to be critical in determining that our client was not at fault. We were also able to determine where in the road the collision occurred using marks left by the tires at the point of collision, as well as debris from the headlights. Despite evidence presented by the insurance companies’ attorneys, we were able to prevail at a jury trial and recover our client compensation for his medical bills, lost income, injuries, permanent impairment, and pain and suffering.