January 21, 2020

Swanville man badly hurt in accident on Route 7

BELFAST – A Swanville man was flown to a Bangor hospital with life-threatening injuries Wednesday night after a two-car collision on West Waldo Road.

Jerry Nickerson, 25, of the Nickerson Road was injured in an 8 p.m. crash on Route 7 about 100 feet from the Belfast-Waldo line. He was in critical condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center on Thursday.

Nickerson was driving a 1983 Subaru sedan south toward Belfast when his vehicle left the pavement on the right side of the road, crossed the centerline and skidded into the path of a 1993 GMC pickup truck driven by Randall Moody, 42, of Monroe.

The impact embedded the truck’s left front tire and left front fender in the car’s passenger compartment, pinning Nickerson against the driver’s side door. Moody was taken to Waldo County General Hospital complaining of injuries to his ribs and back.

Nickerson was taken by Belfast Ambulance to Waldo County General Hospital, where he was stabilized, then flown to EMMC, Police Chief Jeffrey Trafton reported.

Officers Brian Lunt, Ron Young and Wendall Ward went to the scene. Trafton noted that blood alcohol tests were administered to the drivers.

Nickerson’s vehicle was impounded pending the completion of the investigation.

Correction: A shorter version of this article appeared in the Final edition.

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