A local man was taken to the hospital early Sunday after a motor vehicle accident on Main Street in Bingham.

Devon Blodgett, 20, was driving a 2004 Honda Accord early Sunday morning when he lost control of the car and crashed into the vacant Jimmy’s Market on Main Street, according to Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy James Ross.

Blodgett had to be extricated from the car by emergency crews using hydraulic rescue equipment, Ross said.

Ross was uncertain of the extent of Blodgett’s injuries, but said he was reportedly not conscious when emergency crews arrived at the scene. He was taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan.

Blodgett was the only occupant of the car at the time of the crash, he said.

Redington-Fairview spokeswoman Carol Steward said Monday afternoon that Blodgett was no longer a patient at the hospital, but she didn’t know if he had been released or transferred.

The crash is still under investigation, Ross said. Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors, he added.


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