Head-on collision sends 1 to hospital

Posted Jan. 18, 2009, at 8:12 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Icy road conditions were blamed for a two-car, head-on accident in Rockland on Saturday night which sent one driver to the hospital.

Sgt. Jeffrey McLaughlin of the Rockland Police Department said a 1993 Acura, driven by James Amaral, 22, of New Bedford, Mass., slid on an icy corner on Waldo Avenue about 8:15 p.m.

Amaral’s car slid into the northbound travel lane and struck a 2004 Hyundai operated by Moira Burke, 21, of Gloucester, Mass.

The impact sent Amaral to Pen Bay Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening. Burke was not injured.

The vehicles had about $5,000 in damage each. Officer John Bagley is the investigating officer.

No charges were filed.

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