A Damariscotta man was flown to Maine Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after a crash at the intersection of Route 1 and Belvedere Road the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Eric J. Palangi, 67, of Damariscotta, was in critical condition as of Tuesday, Nov. 19, according to a spokesperson for the Portland hospital.
Palangi was driving a gray 2006 Toyota Corolla east on Belvedere Road, attempting to cross Route 1 in the direction of Main Street, according to Damariscotta Police Chief Jason Warlick. Amanda Yates, 39, of Rockland, was driving a black 2017 Ford F-450 north on Route 1.
An initial investigation and witness reports indicate that Palangi did not yield to Yates and drove into the path of the truck, according to Warlick. The front end of the truck struck the passenger side of the car.
A LifeFlight helicopter flew Palangi to Maine Medical Center. Yates was taken to LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta for complaints of pain.
The car sustained heavy damage to the passenger side, while the truck had heavy damage to its front end.
Lincoln County Communications dispatched emergency services at 12:14 p.m.
The vehicles were out of the road, and two-way traffic continued during the response. The Damariscotta Fire Department directed traffic.
The Central Lincoln County Ambulance Service also responded, and the Maine State Police will reconstruct the crash.
Warlick said the scene was clear at 3:34 p.m.