2013-05-03 / Front Page

West Bath collision sends 2 to hospital

3 minors escape injury in possible OUI
By DARCIE MOORE, Times Record Staff

A two vehicle crash at the intersection of State Road and Foster's Point Road in West Bath this afernoon sent two people to the hospital.A two vehicle crash at the intersection of State Road and Foster's Point Road in West Bath this afernoon sent two people to the hospital.

WEST BATH

A two vehicle-crash that sent two people to the hospital may have been caused by a driver operating under the influence.

The collision at State and Foster’s Point road was reported at about 2:20 p.m. Sunday.

Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Anderson said that according to witnesses, a 2011 Toyota pickup truck driven by Lawrence Worden, 64, of Georgetown, did not stop at a stop sign at New Meadows and State roads and struck a white station wagon that was traveling on State Road.

Upon his arrival, Anderson said there was a registered nurse inside the pickup truck treating Worden, who was bleeding. Worden, who suffered a head wound, was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland. Police are investigating if Worden was operating under the influence.

A Bath family was riding in the station wagon, driven by Charles LaFrance, 38, who was not transported. The passenger air bag deployed.

Bonnie LaFrance, 27, who was in the front passenger seat, was taken to Mid Coast Hospital in Bath for complaint of pain.

Two children ages 1 and 4 were secured in car seats in the back seat and though they complained of some pain, did not require transport, Anderson said. A boy, age 12, was also in the back seat and was not transported.

Russ Wrede, a crash reconstructionist with the Brunswick Police Department, was also on scene.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

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