Police: Texting driver caused Route 1 crashBig Lake Township woman charged after accident
Belfast — Police say a two-car accident that sent both drivers to the hospital Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 29 occurred because one of the drivers was texting in the moments leading up to the collision.
Belfast Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham said the driver who caused the accident, 32-year-old Jennifer Wright of Big Lake Township, was summoned for texting while operating a motor vehicle following a brief investigation at the scene. According to records at the Belfast Police Department, Wright also lists a Bangor address.
The accident occurred on Route 1 near Tire Warehouse at about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Cunningham said Wright, who was operating a 2005 Toyota Avalon, was traveling on Route 1 behind a 1995 Chevrolet pickup that was being operated by 39-year-old Tree Hudson of Belfast. Hudson slowed to make a left turn into the Tire Warehouse parking lot when Cunningham said Wright rear-ended the pickup.
"She didn't see he was turning into Tire Warehouse when she came up behind him because she was texting," said Cunningham.
Both Wright and Hudson were transported via ambulance to Waldo County General Hospital, but Cunningham said neither of the drivers suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident.
The pickup truck appeared to have sustained little damage in the collision, said Cunningham, but the Toyota was totaled.