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Park Employee Seriously Injured In Accident

Acadia National Park

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Lynne Dominy, the park’s chief of interpretation, was en route to a meeting at the Schoodic Education and Research Center on the morning of Saturday, March 31st, when her vehicle was hit by an oncoming car that had crossed the center line.  The NPS Ford Fusion she was driving was completely destroyed and Lynne was trapped inside for almost an hour before being airlifted to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Lynne suffered numerous broken bones, but apparently sustained no organ, brain or spinal cord damage. She has had two of three surgeries and remains in intensive care. The prognosis is that she will likely be in the hospital for six weeks. State troopers reported that she probably would not have survived if she hadn’t taken the evasive action she did. The two occupants of the other vehicle were killed instantly. No determination has yet been made as to why the other car crossed the center line. Maine State Police are investigating. Lynne's husband, Brian Dominy, is the law enforcement specialist at Acadia and they have two school-age children.  Cards and letters may be sent to the Dominys by way of Brian Dominy, Acadia National Park, P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. 


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