A Lincolnville man was taken to Waldo County General Hospital Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 2 to be treated for a gash on his head that police say he sustained when he lost control of his car on Route 1.

Austin Marriner, 32, of Lincolnville was headed west on Route 1 in an older model Toyota Camry when, according to Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye, he lost control of the vehicle just as he was approaching Greg’s Auto Sales on Route 1.

The vehicle veered off the side of the westbound side of the road and into a series of large rocks that were arranged alongside Route 1 in front of the auto sales business. From there, LaHaye said, the car rolled over at least once.

The accident occurred just after noon.

Searsport Fire Chief Jim Dittmeier said the vehicle, which came to rest on its wheels, appeared to have some life left in it when he arrived at the scene.

“It was still running,” Dittmeier said.

According to LaHaye, the accident could be related to a medical problem that Marriner said he was experiencing at the time of the accident.

“He indicated he hadn’t been feeling well recently,” said LaHaye.

LaHaye classified Marriner’s injuries as non-life threatening, and noted that Marriner was wearing the shoulder belt portion of his seat belt — a separate lap belt component was not in use — at the time of the accident.