SEARSPORT — A two-car crash Monday near Anglers Restaurant on Route 1 sent three people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and rerouted traffic for over an over.

Emergency personnel work to free occupants of this Lexus Oct. 25 in Searsport. Photo by Fran Gonzalez

According to Maine Public Safety spokeswoman Shannon Moss, a red Toyota Highlander  driven by 34-year-old Ivan Reynolds of Rockport, and a gray Lexus SUV driven by Ken Bailey, 74, of Yucca Valley,  California, collided in front of Smith’s Memorials at 229 E. Main St. around 4 p.m. Oct. 25. Bailey and his passenger, Deborah Bailey, 66, also of Yucca Valley, California, were extricated from their vehicle, as was Reynolds. Moss said wearing seatbelts played a significant role in reducing the severity of the injuries in the crash.

Police say an initial review of the crash indicates that at some point one of the vehicles crossed the center line causing a head-on collision. The two vehicles ended up in ditches on opposite sides of the road, with debris spread across both lanes. The Lexus was righted with an air pump device. All the injured were initially taken to Waldo County General Hospital, according to police. The Baileys were later taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center.

This Toyota Highlander shows signs of extensive damage Oct. 25 on Route 1 in Searsport. Photo by Fran Gonzalez

A pile of debris stretches across the center of Route 1 in Searsport Oct. 25. Photo by Fran Gonzalez

Besides Searsport Fire and Ambulance Service, Stockton Springs Fire and Ambulance, Maine State Police and Waldo County Sheriff’s Office answered the call.