A two-car accident at the intersection of routes 131 and 137 sent the drivers of both vehicles to the hospital Monday afternoon, Sept. 12, and left one passenger uninjured.

[Editor’s note: This updated version of the story corrects the location and direction of travel of the two vehicles involved in the crash.]

Maine State Police Trooper Donald Webber said Tuesday, Sept. 13 that the driver of a black Kia sedan, 20-year-old Cody Kennedy of Rutland, Mass. was driving south, toward Morrill, along Route 131 when the crash occurred.

As Kennedy was entering the intersection, 44-year-old Penny Sampson of Unity was traveling west on Route 137 toward Knox in a red Ford sedan.

Webber said Kennedy “failed to yield the right of way” as he entered the intersection —  traffic turning onto or driving across Route 137 from Route 131 is supposed to stop, and there is a red flashing light facing drivers on Route 131, as well as a stop sign. As a result of Kennedy’s reported failure to yield the right of way, Sampson struck the side of the Kia, and the impact knocked the Kia into the ditch.

Both Kennedy and Sampson were taken by ambulance to Waldo County General Hospital, Webber said. Sampson was treated for minor injuries and relased, said Webber, while Kennedy remained at WCGH as of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Webber said Kennedy was being treated for broken bones. A male passenger who was with Kennedy at the time of the accident was not injured, Webber said. Sampson told VillageSoup that she had broken bones in her foot, as well as abrasions and contusions, as a result of the crash.

Webber said Kennedy was issued a warning for failure to yield the right of way.

Maine State Police, Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, Belfast Ambulance, Belfast Fire Department and Waldo Fire Department responded to the scene.