An Albion man is in critical condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a single-vehicle accident in Whitefield the morning of Thursday, Feb. 23.
Christopher Poulin, 34, was driving south on East River Road (Route 218) in a 1998 Lincoln Continental when the vehicle skidded on the icy roadway and he lost control of the vehicle shortly before 8 a.m., Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Mark Bridgham said.
Poulin’s vehicle crossed the centerline and struck a tree on the driver’s side, which caused the vehicle to rotate. The back of the vehicle struck another tree before the vehicle came to a rest, Bridgham said.
The car was totaled. Poulin was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
A portion of Route 218 was closed as the Whitefield and Jefferson fire departments worked to remove Poulin from the vehicle. The Jefferson Fire Department provided extrication support, Bridgham said.
Poulin was transported to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta by Delta Ambulance, but was soon transferred to Portland, Bridgham said. Poulin was in critical condition as of Wednesday, March 1, a hospital spokesperson said.
Heavy fog was reducing visibility at the time of the accident and the temperature was cool, so road conditions may have been a factor, Bridgham said.
East River Road was closed for about an hour as emergency responders worked to clear the scene.