ELLSWORTH — A local man was taken to the hospital Tuesday following a two-vehicle crash on Route 1A.
Bartholomew Clayton, 55, of Ellsworth, was taken to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital for injuries that included bleeding from the face after his vehicle was struck by another around 11:45 a.m.
The injuries were described as non-incapacitating.
Police said Clayton was heading north when he went to turn into the driveway at 964 Bangor Road in his Toyota RAV4. Another vehicle, a Cadillac sedan driven by 63-year-old Janet Crowley, attempted to go around the Toyota on the left.
That caused the vehicles to collide, and both later had to be towed from the scene due to the extent of the damage.
Crowley complained of back pain, but declined treatment, while a 15-year-old boy who was a passenger in her car was uninjured.
Ellsworth police officers, firefighters and County Ambulance personnel all responded to the scene. Bangor Road was reduced to one lane of traffic for a time as first responders worked to clear the scene.