Thomaston crash injures toddler, woman, 83

Posted Jan. 29, 2010, at 8:46 p.m.

THOMASTON, Maine — An 83-year-old woman and a toddler were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries Friday after a head-on collision on Old County Road.

Mike Cole, 39, of Thomaston was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier south over packed snow, formed by “drifting and constant traffic,” when he lost control on a curve and slid into the northbound lane, according to Sgt. Mike Janczura of the Thomaston Police Department.

Jean Lorenzen, 83, of Thomaston, who was coming in the opposite direction in a 2004 Nissan Sentra, swerved to the right to avoid a crash, but the two cars hit head-on.

The accident occurred about 2:07 p.m. Friday.

Lorenzen had a cut on her leg and some bruising on her face from the air bag impact. She was taken to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

Cole was unharmed, but his 3-year-old daughter, who was in a car seat, had a bump on her head. Her father drove her to the hospital.

Both vehicles were demolished, according to Janczura.

In addition to Thomaston police, the Thomaston Fire Department and EMS, Rockland EMS and the Knox County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call.

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