Brayden is a sweet, quiet 12 year old. He is the son of my friend Michelle. Last night at 7:50pm on Route 25 in Standish Brayden was hit by a utility van. Responding Sheriff's determined that driver of the van was drunk, had crossed the white line into the breakdown lane and struck Brayden on his bicycle.
Brayden has many severe injuries, he will live but it will be a long and painful recovery for him. His injuries are broken cspine, shattered scapula, broken ribs, lacerated kidneys, collapsed lung with bleeding and chest tube in and a bruised heart. He is sedated and intubated. Has received blood transfusions.
Michelle is a single Mother of 3 who like many struggles to make ends meet and lives paycheck to paycheck. Brayden's recovery will not be cheap, Michelle will need much time off from her brand new job, day to day expenses of travel back and forth to the hospital, food etc will add up quick it is my hope that we can relieve some of this families financial burden. Please help Brayden no amount is too small and every penny is deeply appreciated.
Here the FB Post from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department regarding the crash (I refuse to call it an accident because the drunk driver knew he was putting other lives at risk by getting behind that wheel). https://www.facebook.com/cumberlandcountyso/posts/10156290991041788https://www.facebook.com/cumberlandcountyso/posts/10156290991041788
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office
10 hrs ·
Van vs. Bicycle - Standish, ME
Incident Date: April 28, 2018
Incident Time: 7:50 PM
Incident Location: Ossipee Trail West and Crestwood Drive
Release Date: April 28, 2018
Release Time: 1030 PM
On the above date and time Deputies and Standish Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Ossipee Trail West in the area of Crestwood Drive. A 2005 Ford utility van had struck a subject riding a bicycle. The bicyclist struck is a 12 years old from Standish and he was transported by Standish Rescue to Maine Medical Center for serious but none life threatening injuries. Deputies, with the Crash Reconstruction team, were on scene and determined the utility van crossed over the white fog line striking the bicyclist.
The operator of the utility van was identified as Blaine M. Gaudet, (27) of 355 Northeast Rd. Standish (only occupant).
Gaudet was on bail conditions for a pending OUI Charge. Gaudent was arrested and charged with OUI- Causing Serious Injury to Another and Violation of Bail Conditions. Gaudet was transported to the Cumberland County Jail, he will be arraigned sometime this coming week.
The case remains under investigation.
For more information: Captain Donald Goulet