BATH — A two-car accident on Aug. 1 has left one man dead and one with serious injuries.

The accident, on the corner of Middle Street and the southbound lane of Leeman Highway, occurred at 1:18 p.m. between a 2015 GMC Sierra driven by Brain S. Trainor, 48, of Canton, Massachusetts, and a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Travis Robbins, 28, of Rockland. Also in the Jeep was Sheldon Curtis, 31, of Tenants Harbor; and William H. Gerrish II, 63, of Old Orchard Beach.

Trainor was driving in the southbound lane of Leeman Highway when Robbins ran a stop sign on Middle Street, causing the accident. Curtis was thrown from the front passenger seat and suffered critical injuries when his head struck a concrete abutment. He was later pronounced dead at Maine Medical Center, roughly an hour after the crash. Gerrish also suffered serious injuries, and is currently still at Maine Medical Center. The drivers of both vehicles suffered minor injuries.

Both Bath and Woolwich fire departments responded to the scene. Curtis and Gerrish were transported to Maine Medical Center, while Robbins and Trainor were transported to Mid Coast Hospital, via ambulance.

Due to the accident, a section of Leeman Highway and Middle Street were shut down for over an hour as Bath and Brunswick Police and Sagadahoc County Sheriff investigated. According to a news release, it is uncertain whether criminal charges will follow.

Police said initial indications are that none of the occupants of the vehicles were wearing seatbelts.

“Although it is impossible to say with complete certainty that the use of a seatbelt would have saved Mr. Curtis, we believe his chances of survival would have been increased dramatically if he was wearing one,” said Lt. Robert Savary of Bath Police. “We can’t stress enough that all motorists (drivers and passengers) should always wear their seatbelts, they most definitely save lives and it’s the law.”

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