Route 17 reopens following accident

By Staff | Mar 02, 2010

Emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle accident on Route 17 near the Union-Washington town line around 6 p.m. on March 2, and the state highway was temporarily closed in that vicinity.

Maine State Police Trooper Scott Quintero said a vehicle driven by Sunday Sabien of Washington went off the road into the soft shoulder. Sabien lost control of the small sedan. The car skidded from the over-correction and was involved in a "T-bone accident" with a driver in the oncoming lane, Quintero said. That driver was David Arguin of Warren.

Arguin was transported to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Sabien was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor by LifeFlight. A helicopter landed near the scene at about 7 p.m.

At approximately 8 p.m., Maine State Police reopened the road to traffic.

Responding to the accident were crews from the Washington Fire Department, Union Fire Department, Union Ambulance and Sterling Ambulance. Two wreckers were at the scene to tow a car out of the woods.

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