Police responded to two single-vehicle accidents that occurred within a minute of each other Monday afternoon, Nov. 22, and slippery road conditions were blamed in both crashes.

The first accident occurred on Clark Road in Unity at 1:25 p.m., according to reports on file at the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident report stated that 51-year-old Jean A. Asadoorian of Unity was headed north on the Clark Road in her 1997 Mercury SUV and was in the process of delivering mail. Asadoorian, who was seated in the middle of the front compartment of the vehicle to complete her work with greater ease, over-corrected after the vehicle began to slide sideways.

From there, Asadoorian went off the road and struck a tree, causing about $5,000 in damage to the SUV.

Unity Volunteer Ambulance personnel transported Asadoorian to a Waterville hospital to be treated for a possible arm injury, according to Waldo County Chief Deputy Bob Keating.

Keating said Detective Matt Curtis, who covered the accident, noted the road conditions were not difficult until he reached the portion of Clark Road that turns into a dirt surface.

“The dirt part of the road was extremely icy and slippery,” Keating said.

One minute after the accident on Clark Road was reported, police responded to another one-car crash on Stagecoach Road.

According to the accident report, Robert A. Menzone, 71, of Troy was traveling north when he lost control of his 1999 Ford pickup because of icy road conditions.

Menzone slid across the oncoming lane and into a ditch, where he struck a rock. The impact caused the pickup to roll, and the vehicle came to rest on the passenger’s side.

The crash caused an estimated $9,000 in damage to Menzone’s vehicle. Unity Volunteer Ambulance personnel treated and released Menzone at the scene, as Menzone complained of pain in his back following the accident.