Two people were hurt Friday, one seriously, when the Toyota Camry they were in left a Madison street and struck a utility pole. Courtesy of Somerset County Sheriff’s Office

MADISON — A motorist was airlifted to a Bangor hospital and his passenger was injured in a single-car crash Friday in Madison, a sheriff’s official said.

Somerset County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched shortly after 8 a.m. to Weston Avenue, Chief Deputy Michael Mitchell said in a news release.

Vincent Thompson, 33, of Madison, was driving a 2017 Toyota Camry when the car went off the road and struck a utility pole. The car sustained significant damage.

Thompson was seriously injured and taken by ambulance to a waiting LifeFlight of Maine helicopter, which then transported him to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Mitchell said.

Mitchell did not know Thompson’s condition.

The passenger, Sylvia Coutinho, 27, of Madison, was taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan for injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, Mitchell said. Both Thompson and Coutinho were wearing seat belts.

Excessive speed appeared to be a factor in the crash, Mitchell said. The investigation is ongoing.

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