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Rockport man seriously injured in John Street crash

By Susan Mustapich | Jul 08, 2019
Courtesy of: Camden Fire Department A Rockport driver was seriously injured after striking a tree on Pearl Street in Camden during the early morning hours July 7.

CAMDEN — A 23-year-old Rockport man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on John Street Sunday, July 7.

The accident was reported at 5:55 a.m. and occurred on John Street, near the Pearl Street intersection, according to Camden Police Officer Samuel Butler.

William Tassi of Rockport was driving on John Street towards Route 1 when his 2013 VW Jetta crossed the oncoming lane, went off the road onto the embankment and struck a tree, Butler reported. Tassi was not wearing a seat belt, Butler said.

Tassi was taken by North East Mobile Health Services to Penobscot Bay Medical Center. A LifeFlight helicopter was waiting there, as it had just transported a patient from one of the islands, according to Butler. Tassi was transported by LifeFlight to Central Maine Hospital, and later transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland, according to the police report.

Tassi was listed in serious condition July 9, according to a Maine Medical Center spokesperson.

The Camden and Rockport Fire Departments assisted with extrication at the scene of the crash.

Speed is being considered as a factor, and the crash is still under investigation, Butler said.

Stephen Betts contributed to this story.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: GORDON MANK | Jul 09, 2019 17:54

I am very sorry to see this Bob, I hope Will is going to be Ok. my prayers are with you and him.

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