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Driver and infant son injured in New Sharon crash

According to Maine State Police, the five-month-old sustained serious injuries and was taken by Lifeflight to Maine Medical Center
Credit: Maine State Police

NEW SHARON, Maine — A five-month-old has been taken by LifeFlight to Maine Medical Center in Portland after sustaining serious injuries in a car crash in New Sharon, according to Maine State Police.

MSP Spokesperson Shannon Moss wrote in press release that the incident happened around 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, when a Maine State Police Trooper saw a driver of a maroon 1999 Subaru Legacy speeding, traveling aggressively, and making unsafe passes while heading east on Route 2 (Farmington Falls Road) in New Sharon. 

Police say the driver lost control of the vehicle after hitting a snow drift and crashed into a utility pole and several large trees, causing the vehicle to land on it’s roof. 

Another driver that passed by the scene assisted the trooper providing life-saving first aid to the two occupants of the vehicle, per police.

Moss says the the driver was identified as 26-year-old Nicholas Walker of New Vineyard. According to police, Walker was transported to Franklin Memorial hospital with serious injuries. Police add that his 5 month old son also sustained serious injuries and was taken by Lifeflight to Maine Medical Center.

Police say the child was secured in a child safety seat. 

Investigators say that aggressive driving, speed, and road conditions are possible contributing factors in the crash.

Route 2 was shut down for two hours while the crash was investigated and Central Maine Power addressed the damaged utility pole, per Maine State Police.

Moss says the Maine Warden Service, Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies, New Sharon Fire Department, Maine Department of Transportation, Central Maine Power, Lifeflight of Maine, and NorthStar Ambulance Service all assisted the Maine State Police.

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