Woman hospitalized after crash in Rockland

Posted Dec. 01, 2008, at 2:10 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A woman distracted by her cell phone was hospitalized with a back injury after she slammed into a parked car on Main Street on Sunday evening.

Lindsey Curtis, 27, of South Thomaston was transported to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport following the 6:31 p.m. accident. A passenger, Haley Robinson, 14, address unknown, complained of pain to her face and was also taken to the hospital. A third passenger, Owen Curtis, 6, did not complain of any injury but was also taken to the hospital as a precaution, according to the accident report.

According to officer Larry Muldoon’s police report, Curtis was traveling north on Main Street in a 1997 Ford sedan owned by Jeanette Alley of Rockland, when she apparently was distracted by her ringing cell phone and rear ended a 2001 Subaru Forester owned by Hillary Stanley, 22, of Walpole, that was parked in a marked parking space near the Strand Theater.

Damage to the Ford sedan was estimated at $3,000 and damage to the Subaru SUV was estimated at $1,500. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.