Canadian man injured in Newry crash

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NEWRY — A Canadian man was injured when he totaled his 2003 Jaguar, rolling it over and hitting a tree on Route 26 on Thursday afternoon, according to the Maine State Police.

Jin Woo Jang, 46, of Quispamsis, New Brunswick, was traveling north on Route 26 at approximately 2:20 p.m. and about six miles north of the road’s junction with Route 2 when he lost control of his vehicle, state Trooper Joseph Bureau said. The accident occurred about 500 yards from the Grafton Township town line.

Woo Jang was aided for about 40 minutes by a husband and wife from New Jersey who were touring in the area, Bureau said.

Woo Jang was treated on the scene by the wife, who is a nurse, and an EMT from the Newry Fire Department. Meanwhile, the woman’s husband went to a nearby home to call for help and to call the injured man’s wife in Canada to notify her of his accident.

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Med-Care Ambulance transported Woo Jang to Rumford Hospital from where he was later flown by LifeFlight of Maine to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. He was listed in stable condition with minor head injuries Thursday evening, Bureau said.

Oxford County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Parshall assisted Bureau with the accident.

The cause of the accident remained under investigation Thursday.

dfayen@sunjournal.com

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