A teenage driver looking at a GPS caused a head-on collision on Route 1 in Wiscasset that closed both lanes of traffic for more than an hour the evening of Thursday, April 20.
The drivers of both vehicles were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. The accident occurred around 7:45 p.m. in the vicinity of Wiscasset Ford.
Spencer Knowles, 16, of Arrowsic, was driving north on Route 1 at the time of the accident, according to Sgt. Willy Simmons, of the Wiscasset Police Department. Suzan Theriault, 69, of Rockport, was driving a 2014 BMW south on Route 1. David Theriault, 70, of Rockport, was driving a 2015 Toyota Highlander south on Route 1 behind Suzan Theriault.
Knowles was looking at his GPS when his Jeep crossed the centerline, clipped the BMW, then collided head-on with the Toyota Highlander, according to Simmons.
Suzan Theriault was not hurt, Simmons said. David Theriault was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland. As of Monday, April 24, Theriault was in satisfactory condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The Wiscasset Fire Department extricated Knowles from his vehicle, Assistant Fire Chief Nick Merry said.
Knowles was transported to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Simmons said. A hospital spokesperson said the hospital could not release information about a minor.
The Wiscasset Ambulance Service, Wiscasset Fire Department, Wiscasset Police Department, and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. The scene was cleared shortly after 9:15 p.m.