Driver, horse injured in Plymouth accident

Posted Oct. 10, 2009, at 7:01 p.m.

PLYMOUTH, Maine — A Plymouth woman was injured Saturday when the car she was driving was broadsided by a pickup truck hauling a horse trailer. A horse also received minor injuries in the incident.

According to Deputy James Kennedy of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department, 26-year-old Ashley Gray was turning her car into her driveway at about 11:30 a.m. when her 1999 Volkswagen sedan was hit on the passenger-side door by a 2001 Dodge pickup driven by 57-year-old Judy Lenihan of Detroit.

The impact pushed the Volkswagen into a ditch. Gray sustained multiple lacerations and was complaining of pain at the scene, Kennedy said. She was transported by ambulance to Penobscot Valley Hospital in Pittsfield. Her condition was not available Saturday afternoon.

Lenihan was not injured, but a horse in the trailer she was towing was bleeding from a laceration in its side, Kennedy said. A friend transferred the animal to a different trailer and took it to Lenihan’s home, where a veterinarian was expected to evaluate its condition, he said.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, according to Kennedy. The incident remains under investigation.

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