Belmont man drifts off road, goes airborne over driveway

Posted:  Friday, September 7, 2018 - 6:45pm

BELFAST — A Belmont man was left shaken following a single vehicle accident on Route 3, just before the Jesse Robbins Road around 3:45 today, Sept. 7.

Dana Bowden, 63,  told Belfast Police he hadn’t been paying attention when his vehicle drifted off the roadway into a ditch, according to Sergeant Daniel Fitzpatrick. The Saturn Ion went airborne after striking a culvert running over a private drive, landing on the other side of the driveway, where the vehicle came to rest.

“You can pretty much tell what happened if you take a look,” Sergeant Fitzpatrick said, gesturing toward the tire impressions leading up to a now-smashed culvert.

Bowden was treated by Belfast Ambulance personnel at the scene.

Traffic remained steady despite slowing as those journeying away from Belfast kept a safe distance from those responding to the scene.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

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