PITTSFIELD — Two cars were totaled in a crash Tuesday afternoon at Phillips Corner.

One passenger was taken to the hospital for treatment of head trauma, according to Pittsfield police Sgt. Timothy Roussin, but he didn’t think the injury was life-threatening. He said the people involved in the crash “were very lucky.” All of them were wearing seat belts.

Barry Robinson, 18, of Skowhegan, was driving a blue 2009 Dodge Avenger down Phillips Corner Road toward U.S. Route 2 when he failed to stop for a stop sign, Roussin said.

According to Roussin, Robinson said he was going too fast and didn’t see the sign until it was too late. While turning onto U.S. Route 2, he hit a 1998 Ford pickup that was traveling west, forcing the pickup off the road.

Robinson had a friend and his mother in the car at the time of the crash. Roussin said the seat belts and airbags “(beat) them up” but saved their lives. Robinson’s mother was taken to the hospital for treatment of head trauma. She was unconscious at one point, Roussin said, though she was “up on her own” when she was taken to the hospital. He didn’t know the extent of the injuries.

Timothy Farley, 61, of Nanjemoy, Maryland, was driving the pickup and his son was his passenger. The way the truck landed when it veered off the road trapped Farley inside and he had to be extricated, though he wasn’t hurt, Roussin said. His son was “just shook up” from the crash, he said.


Roussin said it’s likely no charges will be brought in the case.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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Twitter: @madelinestamour

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