Three injured in Poland crash

Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Androscoggin County Detective Sgt. William Gagne, center, photographs the scene of a head-on collision on Route 121 in Poland early Thursday afternoon.

POLAND — Three people were injured, one critically, in a head-on crash Thursday afternoon at routes 121 and 11.

A Lexus driven by Christopher MacMahon, 31, of Poland, collided with a Ford Explorer driven by William Mitchell, 58, of Bridgton, Androscoggin County Sheriff's Department officials said.

MacMahon and his mother, 65-year-old Jennifer MacMahon, had to be extricated from the mangled Lexus, police said.

All three victims were taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston where they were being treated Thursday night. At the request of the victims or their families, no information about their conditions was being released.

Police described Christopher MacMahon's injuries as potentially life-threatening. The other injuries were described as serious.

The 12:45 p.m. crash forced the closure of a long stretch of Route 121 as emergency crews responded. Firefighters and rescue workers from Mechanic Falls, Minot and Poland responded to the scene.

Androscoggin County Deputy Dennis Sampson was investigating the cause of the crash with help from a reconstruction team from Lewiston and Maine State Police.

The vehicles collided on a 50-mph stretch of roadway.

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GARY SAVARD's picture

Why are the names of these

Why are the names of these three people released, while the name of the minivan driver involved in the Kittyhawk Avenue, Auburn crash is withheld "pending further investigation"?

JUDY MEYER's picture

This accident in Poland

This accident in Poland happened early in the day, and the names were made available several hours later as police cleared the scene.
The accident in Auburn happened in the evening, and police did not release the names during those early hours of investigation, and not in enough time before the Sun Journal went to press.
The names in the Auburn accident were made available Friday morning, and the story has since been updated.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Your totally read my mind

Your totally read my mind Gary. I think I know why the names were witheld in the Kittyhawk incident. What's your theory?

GARY SAVARD's picture

Pirate, now that the

Pirate, now that the Kittyhawk article has been revised, the question I asked has been answered as I thought it would be...and I would guess, as you also thought it would be. Nothing new, is it?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

And there are those on that

And there are those on that suggest who suggest that the name of the individual involved does not necessarily mean he/she was "you know what". Hope that was PC enough.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Correction: The first

Correction: The first "suggest" should have been "site".

 's picture

families are notified before

names are posted in the paper. this way you dont find out your father, son, mother, ect.... died by reading it in the paper.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Hard to imagine anyone

Hard to imagine anyone getting out of that silver car alive.


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