A Westbrook woman was listed in good condition Monday afternoon at a Bangor Hospital following a snowmobile accident Sunday evening in Thorndike Township in which she reportedly crashed into her husband’s snowmobile.

Laurie Clarke and her husband, David Clarke, both 45, were driving separate snowmobiles at 5 p.m. Sunday and traveling southwest on Interconnected Trail System 88 northeast of Jackman in Somerset County when the accident occurred, said Maine game Warden Kim Bates.

Laurie Clarke was traveling behind her husband on a straight stretch of trail when he tried to turn right and she crashed her snowmobile into the side of his and was ejected, according to Bates, who was at the scene Sunday.

“She ended up landing underneath his snowmobile,” Bates said.

Both were wearing helmets, according to Bates, who said David Clarke called 911 on his cell phone after the crash.

“She complained of serious back injury and was taken by Lifeflight medical helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor,” Bates said.


David Clarke complained of foot pain and was taken by Jackman Fire & Rescue ambulance to C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital in Greenville, Bates said. She said Laurie Clarke’s condition was serious Sunday.

An EMMC spokeswoman said at 2:20 p.m. Monday that Laurie Clarke was listed in good condition. A spokeswoman at C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital said David Clarke was not at the hospital.

The accident site is about 10 miles from Jackman on a plowed stretch of ITS 88, where it shares access to Brassua 2 Road, according to Bates. Both Bates and Jackman Fire & Rescue workers were able to drive right to the scene, she said.

Both snowmobiles were damaged, according to Bates.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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