October 28, 2021

Two injured as truck hits snowmobile County woman, brother stable at Bangor hospital

CARIBOU – Two snowmobilers from Aroostook County were in stable condition Sunday at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor after an accident Friday evening, according to state police and hospital officials.

Sheila Sharp, 25, of Presque Isle and her 13-year-old brother were taken to the Bangor hospital after the snowsled they were riding on was struck by a pickup truck, according to state police.

Sharp was operating a 1997 Ski-Doo when she was crossing York Street in Caribou. About the same time, a 1999 Ford pickup truck, driven by Franklin Simon, 39, of Woodland was headed west and came over a hill, police said. The truck was not able to stop in time and struck the snowmobile, police said.

State Trooper Todd Stetson declined to release the younger snowmobiler’s name, saying that the juvenile was Sharp’s brother.

The snowmobile was considered a total loss, while the pickup received an estimated $1,000 to $1,500 in damage, the trooper said. Simon was not injured in the accident, according to the police.

Both snowmobilers were wearing helmets, according to Stetson.

The investigation into the accident is continuing.

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