A Searsport woman was shaken up, but otherwise unharmed, after the vehicle she was driving hit some ice and crossed into the path of a loaded log truck Tuesday, Dec. 7, on Route 1.

According to Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye, 38-year-old Janet Littlefield was headed east on Route 1 around 8:40 a.m. in a 2005 Ford Escape. When the vehicle in front of her slowed down Littlefield applied the brakes, but her vehicle hit a patch of ice, which caused her to lose control of the vehicle.

The Escape crossed the center line and was in the westbound lane when it was struck by a 1999 Dodge tractor-trailer truck, which was carrying a load of logs. The force of the crash spun Littlefield’s vehicle around so that it ended up almost entirely back in the eastbound lane where it had started, but facing the wrong direction.

LaHaye was joined at the scene by Sgt. Steve Saucier, as well as by Searsport fire and ambulance personnel. Littlefield was attended to by amublance personnel, LaHaye said, and neither she nor her juvenile son (a passenger in her vehicle) sustained any physical injuries.

Damage to the Ford Escape was estimated at $6,500, LaHaye said, all to the vehicle’s front end. The log truck, owned by H.C. Haynes of Winn, was driven by 76-year-old John Stratton of Mattawamkeag. LaHaye said Stratton suffered a laceration above his eye, but was also treated and released at the scene by ambulance personnel. The truck was not damaged.

All three people were wearing seat belts, LaHaye said, and airbags in the Ford Escape deployed as a result of the crash.

LaHaye said the crash happened almost directly in front of Rollie’s II, and Route 1 was reduced to one lane of traffic for a short time while emergency personnel worked at the scene.