A rear-end collision between a pair of Subaru Outbacks on Route 1 in Lincolnville sent one person to the hospital with injuries and reduced traffic to a single lane late Monday afternoon, Sept. 12.

According to Maine State Police Detective Jason Andrews, both vehicles were headed south on Route 1 at around 4 p.m. when the front car, a green station wagon, slowed to make a left-hand turn, possibly into the Ducktrap public beach access road.

Andrews said the car behind it, a white station wagon with a mail carrier’s roof sign, did not stop and ran into the rear end of the front car, pushing it over the town line into Lincolnville.

Emergency crews removed the driver of the green Subaru, who appeared to be a middle-aged woman, using a neck brace and stretcher. Andrews said she was taken by ambulance to Pen Bay Medical Center with complaints of neck and back pain.

The female driver of the white Subaru was checked out by medics at the scene, Andrews said, and appeared to be uninjured.

The intermunicipal bump smashed the front end of the white station wagon and appeared to have caused some damage to the rear of the green station wagon.

The incident also caused a bit of confusion among emergency responders, Andrews said, as the accident was originally reported as having happened in Northport where the impact occurred, but was found just over the line in Lincolnville where the cars came to rest.

A Waldo County deputy was closest to the accident and first on the scene, Andrews said. State Police, Northport first responders, Lincolnville Police and Camden First Aid also answered the call. Belfast Ambulance, which is the ambulance service that covers incidents and accidents in Northport, was initially paged out for the call.

The exact cause of the crash was not immediately known, but Andrews said accidents were not unusual on that particular stretch of road.

“It’s a tough sun during certain times of the day,” he said.