Sheriff's deputies respond to single-vehicle crashes in Winterport, Unity
A Frankfort teenager avoided serious injury after her vehicle rolled over while she was driving on Coles Corner Road in Winterport the evening of Sunday, Dec. 8.
Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff's Office said the 16-year-old driver was pinned inside her vehicle for a short time after the crash, which occurred at 8:54 p.m. He said the crash was reported by a representative from On Star.
The driver was taken by ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center to be treated for injuries that Trafton described as non-life-threatening.
He said it is unclear what caused the driver to lose control of her vehicle and roll it over at this time.
On Saturday, Dec. 7, Deputy Jordan Tozier responded to a one-vehicle crash at the intersection of Town Farm Road and Waning Road in Unity. According to the accident report, the weather was clear and the road surface was sandy at the time of the crash.
Tozier stated in his report he witnessed the accident, which occurred at 3:35 p.m., after the driver, Faye Dodge, 47, of Unity, lost control of her vehicle while traveling north on Waning Road.
At the time of the crash, Dodge was upset that her son was being arrested and was driving in an “erratic, reckless, careless, negligent or aggressive manner,” Tozier wrote in his report.
As Dodge was approaching the intersection, her 2000 Dodge van was traveling too fast to make the corner on Waning Road and she locked up her brakes, the accident report indicated. Dodge's vehicle skidded across the Waning Road and Town Farm Road intersection before she struck a utility pole on the north side of Town Farm Road.
Dodge's vehicle sustained minor damage to the front driver's corner, the accident report stated. Dodge was not injured as a result of the crash.