A man and his 5-month-old son were seriously injured in a crash in the Franklin County town of New Sharon that state police chalked up to aggressive driving and slick roads.

The driver, 26-year-old Nicholas Walker of New Vineyard, was traveling east on Route 2 in New Sharon in a car around 2:45 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, according to Maine State Police spokesperson Shannon Moss. A trooper passing by saw Walker speeding and making unsafe passes. Shortly thereafter, Walker’s car hit a snow drift and crashed into a utility pole and several trees, landing on its roof.

The trooper and a passing motorist gave life-saving aid to Walker and his son, who was not named by police. The boy, who was in a child safety seat, sustained serious injuries and was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland. Walker was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington with serious injuries of his own.

Route 2, known as Farmington Falls Road, was shut down for two hours while police investigated and Central Maine Power crews repaired the damaged pole.

Michael Shepherd

Michael Shepherd joined the Bangor Daily News in 2015 after three years as a reporter at the Kennebec Journal. A Hallowell native who now lives in Augusta, he graduated from the University of Maine in...