BANGOR, Maine — A fundraiser music show to benefit a Carmel woman badly injured last month in a car crash in Mattawamkeag will be held Friday evening, Dec. 18, at the Union Street Brick Church in Bangor.

Hannah Somers-Jones, a flute player and member of the local band MudSeason, suffered significant facial injuries in the Nov. 22 crash, in which the car she was riding in went off Route 157 in Mattawamkeag and rolled several times.

Somers-Jones, 27, spent several days in an induced coma at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor but has since been released from the hospital, according to her family. She lacks medical insurance and is expected to require ongoing medical treatment in the months ahead as she recovers from her injuries.

The event at the church is expected to begin Friday evening with a silent auction at 6 p.m. and then live music starting at 7 p.m. Attendees are asked to donate $10 each at the event, all proceeds from which will go toward paying Somers-Jones’ medical bills.

Her family also has set up a fundraising account at, to which people have donated more than $17,000 in the past three weeks.

More information about the Dec. 18 fundraiser can be found online by searching on Facebook for the “Benefit Concert for Hannah” event.

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Bill Trotter

A news reporter in coastal Maine for more than 20 years, Bill Trotter writes about how the Atlantic Ocean and the state's iconic coastline help to shape the lives of coastal Maine residents and visitors....