A Brooks man who was involved in one of 18 accidents reported around the county Friday, Nov. 26, was not hurt when his vehicle veered off the road and into a pond off Poland Woods Road.

Jacob L. Mehuren, 20, of Brooks was traveling along Poland Woods Road in Morrill in a 2002 Volkswagen at about 2:30 p.m. when he lost control on the slush-covered road. According to the accident report at the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle then slid counterclockwise and went off the left side of the road, rolling onto its roof and into a nearby pond.

Belfast Ambulance and Rescue personnel responded to the scene, but Mehuren was not hurt in the crash and he was not transported to a hospital. Mehuren reportedly was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.

The crash caused an estimated $6,500 in damage to the Volkswagen. Damage due to potential contamination of the pond was estimated at $1,000, according to the accident report, and a fire hydrant near the crash scene sustained an additional $300 in damage.

Throughout the course of the day Friday, drivers from Unity to Palermo were skidding, sliding and spinning off the roads because of the sleet that swept parts of the county during the morning. Later in the day, roads that were left slick from the sleet and rain froze over.

In all, the WCSO covered 18 car accidents in just over 14 hours Friday.