A Searsport woman was taken to a local hospital Saturday night, Nov. 26 after her vehicle went flying at least 20 feet in the air and landed on its side in about 18 inches of water.

Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said the single-vehicle accident involved 61-year-old Regina Curtis of Searsport, who was driving a 2001 Isuzu sport utility vehicle at about 9:30 p.m. when the accident occurred.

LaHaye, who stated Monday, Nov. 28 that the accident remained under investigation, said Curtis was headed north on Mount Ephraim Road and was approaching the area of Searsport Pines Golf Course when the vehicle left the road for an unknown reason and went airborne.

“The vehicle actually broke a limb off a tree that was about 20 feet up,” said LaHaye.

The SUV came to rest on its side in about 18 inches of water off the northbound side of the road, LaHaye said, and Curtis was taken via Searsport Ambulance to Waldo County General Hospital to be treated for lacerations on her head. The vehicle was totaled as a result of the crash.

Officer Stuart Gillway responded to the call and was assisted by Deputy Nicholas Oettinger with the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office. Searsport fire and ambulance personnel also responded to the scene, LaHaye said.