FARMINGTON — Accidents in Farmington Thursday night and Friday resulted in injuries sustained by the drivers. In one of the accidents, a New Sharon man was summoned for leaving the scene of an accident, Farmington Police Chief Jack Peck said.

In both of the accidents, the responding officer believed speed and alcohol to be a contributing factor.

The first accident occurred around 8:13 p.m., when Samuel Jones, 19, of Farmington was driving southbound on Route 27 and his 2001 Toyota pick-up went off the road, striking a tree, Peck said. Farmington Fire Rescue and North Star ambulance responders were dispatched to the scene. Jones, who was alone in the truck, was taken to Central Maine Medical Central in Lewiston to treat possible head injuries.

Jones’ father told Farmington Police Friday morning that Jones had sustained a concussion and was going to be released from the hospital by the end of the day, Peck said.

The officer who responded to the accident, Officer William Tanner, believed that alcohol and speed were contributing factors to the accident. Peck said that a breathalyzer test was not administered, but the investigation is ongoing.

The second accident occurred Friday morning at 2:12 a.m., at the intersection of Fairfield Avenue and Middle Street, when Nathan Watson, 21, of New Sharon, said he swerved to avoid hitting a deer, resulting in his 2001 Ford Focus station wagon going off the road, where it struck a rock and rolled over onto its roof, Peck said.

When emergency responders arrived at the scene, Watson and the vehicle’s passenger, Tyler Stuard, 21 of Wilton, were not present. Farmington Police located the two men at Franklin Memorial Hospital, where Watson was being treated for severe road rash and numerous cuts on his arm from shattered glass, Peck said. Watson was summoned for leaving the scene of an accident.

Tanner, was also the responding officer to the accident, and believes that alcohol and speed were factors.

Peck said Watson was not administered a Breathalyzer test and that the investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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Twitter: @Lauren_M_Abbate


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