June 4, 2011

West Newfield collision sends two to hospitals

The accident at Acton Ridge and Shady Nook roads early this morning leaves one driver seriously injured.

By Emma Bouthillette ebouthillette@mainetoday.com
Staff Writer

WEST NEWFIELD — York County Sheriff's Office responded to a two-car accident early this morning at the intersection of Acton Ridge and Shady Nook roads.

Authorities report that a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Justin Wigsten, 24, of West Newfield hit a 1994 Ford Ranger when its driver, Michael Jouvelakas, 23, of Rochester, N.H., allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign. The accident was reported shortly before 12:30 a.m.

Jouvelakas was taken by LifeFlight of Maine to Maine Medical Center with serious, non-life threatening injuries, authorities said. Wigsten was taken to Goodall Hospital with minor injuries.

Maine State Police are investigating the accident and consider alcohol to be a factor.

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