Driver injured in Rt. 11 crash

12 years ago

Driver injured in Rt. 11 crash

 By Kathy McCarty

Staff Writer

    MASARDIS — An Ashland man was injured Thursday when his vehicle struck a truck that had been involved in a moose accident on Route 11.

    “On Sept. 20, at approximately 5 a.m., Steven Cyr, of Ashland, was operating a 2005 Chevy pickup southbound on Route 11 in Masardis. A moose crossed in front of Cyr’s vehicle and he struck the moose in the southbound lane but veered into the northbound lane,” said Sgt. Josh Haines, Maine State Police.

    Haines said Cyr stopped his vehicle in the roadway.

    “Cyr got out of his vehicle to assess the damage,” Haines said.

    Around the same time, a 2007 Nissan, operated by Travis Blair, of Ashland, was northbound on Route 11.

    “Cyr attempted to flag down the northbound vehicle, but due to the fog and low light conditions, Cyr was unable to stop Blair’s vehicle from hitting his vehicle head on,” Haines said.

    Air bags deployed in Blair’s vehicle. Blair sustained a broken knee cap and other minor injuries.

    “Blair was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Blair was transported from the scene by Ashland Ambulance and taken to The Aroostook Medical Center for treatment of his injuries,” said Haines.

    Both vehicles were extensively damaged and believed to be totaled.

    Trooper Shawn Whalen served as primary investigator of the crash, assisted by both the Ashland and Masardis fire departments.