Police say a vehicle heading east on Anderson Road went out of control, skidded, and hit a tree. Two people were in the car. The driver, Dylon Belanger and his passenger, Denise Dunton, both of Westbrook were taken to Maine Medical Center. Belanger is listed in critical condtion. Dunton is stable.
In this type of serious case, it is critical to conduct an accident reconstruction as soon as possible to preserve necessary evidence. For example, one of the best ways to determine whether speed was a factor in the accident is to examine and measure skid marks. Skid marks become markedly less visible as time passes, particularly if snow falls and the road is plowed. In addition, the damage to the vehicle is an excellent indicator of the speed of the vehicle immediately prior to impact, so it will be important to preserve the vehicle. At Peter Thompson & Associates, we have investigated hundreds of serious collisions and had the very best accident reconstructionists in the field determine how and why an accident occurred.