A man was brought to LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta after an accident on Route 1 near Newcastle Chrysler Dodge Jeep the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 15.
Moira Rose Mahegan, 26, of Wiscasset, was driving south on Route 1 in a 2009 Subaru Impreza when Robert Murphy, 52, of Boothbay, who had stopped in the southbound breakdown lane, attempted to pull onto Route 1 to continue south in a 2016 Subaru Impreza, according to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy 1st Class Brian Collamore.
Murphy pulled into the path of Mahegan’s vehicle, which struck Murphy’s vehicle on the driver’s side, Collamore said. Murphy’s vehicle continued over the embankment on the southbound side before coming to a stop. Mahegan’s vehicle came to rest in the northbound breakdown lane.
Murphy reported side pain and was transported by Central Lincoln County Ambulance Service to Miles, Collamore said. According to hospital personnel, Murphy was treated and released.
Mahegan did not report any injuries, Collamore said.
Murphy’s failure to yield the right-of-way was the cause of the accident, Collamore said.
The Newcastle Fire Department also responded to the scene.