Woman injured in rollover Down East

Posted Oct. 12, 2009, at 10:52 p.m.

TOWNSHIP 30, Maine — A Maryland woman was flown to a Bangor hospital for treatment of injuries she suffered Monday in a rollover accident on Route 9.

Dorinda Danneman, 55, of Silver Spring, Md., initially was taken to the Wilderness Lodge, about a mile from the crash scene, by Downeast EMS personnel, who were on their way back from another call and happened upon the accident a few minutes after it occurred, Deputy Scott Francis of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department said Monday night.

Dannemen then was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where she was being treated for head trauma and shoulder and knee pain Monday night. No further information about her medical condition was available late Monday.

According to Francis, the accident occurred about 5 p.m., when Danneman, who was traveling east in her 2009 Kia Spectra, left the roadway and overcorrected, sending her car back into her travel lane, after which it crossed the oncoming lane and left the roadway on the opposite side.

The car then rolled over at least twice before coming to a stop, Francis said.

He said Danneman’s injuries did not appear to be life-threatening and that she was conscious and talking immediately after the crash. He said it was not yet clear why Danneman’s car left the roadway and that the accident remains under investigation.

Francis said Danneman was wearing a seat belt when the accident happened. Her car was demolished in the rollover.

“There wasn’t a part of it that wasn’t dented,” he said.

Assisting Francis at the accident scene, in addition to Downeast EMS personnel from Baileyville, were Deputy Thomas Chambers, also of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, state police Trooper Michael Southard, first responders from Alexander and members of the Wesley Fire Department.

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