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Lamoine VFD Rescue Call - June 20, 2005

Lamoine VFD was called the scene of a reported car/pedestrian accident at 703 Lamoine Beach Road at approximately 9:44 AM. An off duty EMT, Dustin Leyendecker of Hancock, heard the call and responded from his work location nearby. First arriving LVFD units were on the scene within 7-minutes of the call. They and Leyendecker found 14-year old Janina Haslam lying in the road. She apparently had been riding her bicycle along the road (State Route 184) and had stopped to talk with her aunt when she was struck by a vehicle driven by 81-year old Natalie Barr of Meadow Point Road in Lamoine.

Miss Haslam suffered severe head and chest trauma and was treated at the scene by County Ambulance and LVFD personnel. LVFD personnel set up a landing zone at Lamoine Beach Parking Lot for the Lifeflight Helicopter which was on scene within about 20-minutes of the call. The helicopter transported Miss Haslam to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor where she passed away Monday evening.

The car's driver was not seriously injured physically and was not taken to the hospital. Her vehicle went off the road and suffered a broken windshield from the impact with the bicycle. The Hancock County Sheriff's Department reconstructed the accident which closed the road for approximately 3 hours.

Jina Haslam had just graduated from Lamoine Consolidated School the week before. She was an honor roll student and was a member of the State Championship cheering squad, the Union 92 championship girls cross-country girls basketball and softball teams. She was a gifted flute player, performing at graduation the previous week. She has lived in Lamoine her entire life. Crisis counseling will be arranged at the Lamoine Consolidated School on Tuesday June 21st.

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