Two adults and a two-year-old child were transported to a local hospital Thursday, Aug. 18 as the result of an accident that reportedly occurred when a Florida driver reached down to pick up his GPS navigation device.

According to the accident report at the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, Jolinda S. Rhodes, 28, of Stockton Springs was stopped on Route 1 and was waiting to turn left onto the Harris Road in a 1994 Volvo wagon just before 5:30 p.m. Meanwhile Franklin D. Lemoine, 65, of Deland, Fla. was traveling behind Rhodes in a 2008 Dodge pickup truck when he reportedly looked down to pick up his GPS unit and struck the rear of Rhodes’ vehicle.

The accident report stated that the impact sent Rhodes’ vehicle into a 180-degree spin, and that Rhodes and her two passengers, 40-year-old Jeffrey Hills and a two-year-old child, were all transported to Waldo County General Hospital to be treated for injuries. According to the accident report, Rhodes had some bleeding in the area of her head, while Hills was complaining of back pain and the child had a leg injury.

Ambulance attendants from Searsport and Stockton Springs responded to the scene, according to the accident report.

Records at the WCSO indicate that Lemoine was summoned after the accident for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

Damage to the Dodge was estimated at $8,000, while the Volvo sustained about $10,000 worth of damage.