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Updated: Two-car crash halts traffic in Warren

By Beth A. Birmingham | Sep 02, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham A two-car crash on Atlantic Highway in Warren stopped traffic in both directions just after 4 p.m. Aug. 30 as Warren emergency crews and Knox County Sheriff's personnel tended to those involved.

Warren — A two-car crash just after 4 p.m. Aug. 30 halted traffic along Atlantic Highway at North Pond Road in Warren for more than an hour.

Kelly Bradstreet, 53, of Newcastle was stopped on Route 1, waiting to turn onto North Pond Road in a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am.

Christoph Neugebauer, 35, Bronxville, N.Y., who was also traveling north on Route 1 in a tan Ford Explorer, admitted to taking his eyes off the road and when he looked back around he could not avoid running into the rear end of Bradstreet, said Knox County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tim Carroll in a statement Sept. 2.

Bradstreet was transported to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport by ambulance for back pain. Her vehicle was a total loss.

There were four passengers in Bradstreet's vehicle. Todd Bradstreet, 34, address unknown, was in the front seat. He was transported to PBMC with complaints of hip and knee pain.

Buddy Bradstreet, 24, of Newcastle, was in the driver's side rear seat. He was not transported, but arrested on a warrant.

A 12-year-old of Newcastle was the middle rear passenger. The youth was treated for facial and head injuries but not transported from the scene.

Angela Webster, 28, address unknown, was in the rear passenger side seat. She was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland with head, leg, and back injuries.

All three passengers in Neugebauer's vehicle were checked at the scene with no injuries reported. They were Anya Neugebauer, 38, and the couple's two children, ages 3 years old and 11 months.

All persons in both cars were wearing seat belts or in proper child restraint seat, according to Carroll.

Warren and Waldoboro Emergency Medical Services and Fire along with Knox County Sheriff's Office personnel responded to the call.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@courierpublicationsllc.com.

The rear door of this Pontiac Grand Am had to be torn off with extrication tools following a two-car crash on Atlantic Highway at North Pond Road in Warren Aug. 30. Traffic in both directions was stopped for more than an hour. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Comments (5)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Sep 04, 2014 09:38

I agree that drivers tailgate and do not leave enough space to stop safely. I see tailgaters constantly on Old County and oddly enough pickups and trucks riding the center line. No wonder we have two way car collisions. I trust no one so I stay to the  far side of the line and keep a car distance behind. Needless to say this has saved me many times, as people stop suddenly and turn with no indication as to left or right. It is mindboggling!

Mickey McKeever



Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Sep 04, 2014 09:37

I agree that drivers tailgate and do not leave enough space to stop safely. I see tailgaters constantly on Old County and oddly enough pickups and trucks riding the center line. No wonder we have two way car collisions. I trust no one so I stay to the  far side of the line and keep a car distance behind. Needless to say this has saved me many times, as people stop suddenly and turn with no indication as to left or right. It is mindboggling!

Mickey McKeever



Posted by: Valerie Wass | Aug 31, 2014 07:35

Praying that everyone involved will be ok.

 

 



Posted by: Valerie Wass | Aug 31, 2014 07:35

Praying that everyone involved will be ok.

 

 



Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Aug 30, 2014 19:49

By the looks of that vehicle it must have been hit fairly hard. Drivers do not give themselves enough room. They must be afraid someone is going to come between them.



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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 14.

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