Medical condition blamed in parking lot collisions

By Tanya Mitchell | Sep 05, 2012
Photo by: Karen Mehorter Police believe Marie Bradley, 76, of Florida may have suffered from some kind of medical condition when she drove her vehicle into a culvert near the Hannaford parking lot Saturday morning, Sept. 1.

Belfast — Police believe a 76-year-old Florida woman suffered from a stroke or some other medical condition when she reportedly struck two parked cars and drove into a culvert at the Hannaford parking lot Saturday morning, Sept. 1.

Belfast Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham said Marie Bradley, 76, of Tequesta, Fla., had turned off Lincolnville Avenue and into the Hannaford parking lot in her 1985 Honda Civic. From there, Bradley struck a parked 2005 Chevrolet SUV that was registered to 41-year-old Heather Seymour of Waldo.

Bradley continued on her way, and then struck a second parked vehicle — a 2003 Ford van belonging to 51-year-old Jane Cummings of Lincolnville.

Bradley then turned left, Cunningham said, passing the Hannaford and Ocean State Job Lot storefronts and stopping at the stop sign on the Starrett Drive side of the lot. There Bradley turned left, went off the road, struck two trees and came to rest in the culvert.

Cunningham said Belfast Ambulance and Rescue responded to the scene and transported Bradley to Waldo County General Hospital.

"[Bradley] was found unresponsive," said Cunningham.

Cunningham said Bradley may have suffered from a stroke at the time of the crash.

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