Friendship Trap employee hit by car, taken by helicopter to Bangor hospital

Feb 25, 2013

Friendship — A 19-year-old Union man has been taken by rescue helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for possible internal injuries after being hit by a car in front of Friendship Trap Company Feb. 25.

The crash occurred on Route 97 at about 10:15 a.m.

Upon arrival, Knox County Sheriff's deputies Paul Spear and Michael Sprague found that Samuel Wadsworth had got out of his vehicle to run back across the road to his place of employment at Friendship Trap Company.

Later Wadsworth stated he failed to look both ways and ran in front of a 2003 Toyota Sienna van, driven by Michelle White, 45, of Friendship. Wadsworth also stated that he tried to stop but slipped and fell, according to a news release from Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Wadsworth was alert when first responders arrived and was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. He sustained many bruises and lacerations and was later flown by LifeFlight helicopter to a Bangor hospital.

Sprague was able to review video provided by Friendship Trap Company as part of its security system to support evidence that White attempted to stop with very little time, but was unable to avoid striking Wadsworth due to the road conditions of slush and packed snow. White was not injured and her van sustained very little damage, according to the release.

Members from Friendship Fire Department and Waldoboro Ambulance Service also responded to the call.

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