Most everyone has had their cell phone battery die at an inconvenient time. Whether it is because they’ve streamed too many videos or taken too many Snapchat or Instagram photos, it’s happened to the best of us. A person’s cell phone can be a lifeline in the event of an accident. Imagine having an accident on a rural road or rarely traveled street and your cell phone is dead and unable to you to call for help. That happened to one man, who was stuck for nearly ten hours before being discovered and help could be called. The Press Herald reports on the incident.
The house that was damaged in the accident is something of a local landmark. It is the former home of Maine fisherman Elroy “Snoody” Johnson. Johnson was the inspiration for a statue of a Maine lobsterman that was displayed at the historic 1939 New York World’s Fair.
The man who crashed into the house may have been speeding and local law enforcement is still investigating the crash.
35-year-old Kevin O’Connor of Harpswell was driving a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass on Harpswell Islands Road when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway and crashed into the roof of the house before coming to rest along an exterior wall.
No one lives in the house and O’Connor’s cell phone had a dead battery. The accident occurred at about midnight and O’Connor was not spotted until about 10 a.m. by a passer by who called for help.
Police say that O’Conner suffered from multiple broken limbs and a head injury. His wounds were not considered to be life-threatening.
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