A 17-year-old who operated a stop sign while driving distracted crashed into another vehicle at around 6 p.m. in Gray on Saturday, police said.
The Yarmouth teenager was driving a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta when his vehicle struck a 2006 Ford pickup truck across. The truck, driven by Steven Dee, 62, of New Gloucester, was heading north on Lewiston Road / Route 100 when the Jetta did not stop at the intersection with Mayall Road, according to the county sheriff’s office from Cumberland.
Both drivers were treated at the crash scene for minor injuries, but both vehicles sustained significant damage, police said.
The teenager was driving on a provisional license while using an electronic device or cell phone, police said. The name of the driver of the Jetta was not disclosed as he is a minor.
The penalty for driving a motor vehicle with a provisional license using an electronic device or mobile phone is a fine of $ 385 and license suspension. The use of electronic devices while driving is one of the leading causes of accidents resulting in significant property damage and personal injury, the sheriff’s department said.
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