STANDISH – Two separate car accidents in Standish over Memorial Day weekend ended with two people being taken to the hospital.
A crash involving a car and bicyclist on the afternoon of Saturday, May 27, resulted in a trip to Maine Medical Center for the bicyclist and a summons for the driver of the car.
According to a press release from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Lamontagne, 60, of Limington failed to stop at a red light while turning left at the intersection of Routes 25 and 113 in Standish. Lamontagne did not notice 57-year-old Daniel O’Conner on his bicycle turning left from Route 113 East onto Route 25.
Lamontagne’s red 1993 Chevy Camero struck O’Conner, of Dudley, Massachusetts, sending the bicyclist over the hood of the car and into the windshield. O’Conner, who was wearing a helmet, broke his collarbone.
Lamontagne has been summonsed on charges of driving to endanger and failure to stop at a red light.
On Sunday, May 28, 19-year-old Alec Coffin of Standish lost control of his 2004 Audi A4 on a curve near Shaw’s Acres Road, according to the sheriff’s office. His car then struck a rock wall and flipped onto its roof.
Coffin’s vehicle was “totaled” according to the press release, and Coffin was taken to Maine Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The press release also said that Coffin “was attempting to catch up to a motorcycle who had passed him,” and that speed appeared to have played a role in the crash.
Alec Coffin, 19, of Standish, was injured in this single-car crash on White’s Bridge Road in Standish on May 28.
Daniel O’Connor, 57, of Massachusetts was hit while riding his bike at the intersection of Routes 113 and 25 in Standish on May 27. He broke his collar bone.