OLD TOWN, Maine — A 30-year-old woman escaped serious injury Wednesday in an odd low-speed rollover at the intersection of Center and Water streets.
“It was definitely interesting,” Old Town police Sgt. Travis Roy said.
The crash occurred about 7:30 p.m., as Carrie Young, 30, and Wayne Jameson, 57, reached the intersection at about the same time and wound up side-by-side in a single lane with no place to go due to oncoming traffic, Roy said. Neither driver’s hometown was available Wednesday.
Young was headed east on Center Street in her Chevrolet Prism when she reached the intersection. Jameson, who was heading north on Water Street, was turning right onto Center on a red light. Roy said Jameson said he thought he had enough time to make the turn.
Once in the intersection, the cars traveled side-by-side for about 50 feet before the Young’s front passenger side tire somehow got caught up on the driver’s side of Jameson’s car, causing her car to lift and eventually roll over.
Young was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for treatment of a wrist injury. Jameson was not hurt.
Young’s car was destroyed. Jameson’s car had about $1,500 in damage.