Five teens hurt in Lee rollover

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted Feb. 07, 2010, at 10:17 p.m.

LEE, Maine — Five teenage girls suffered minor injuries Saturday night when the 17-year-old driver missed a corner, overcorrected and rolled her father’s pickup truck on North Road.

Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputy James Kennedy said Sunday that the driver and four passengers between the ages of 13 and 17 were taken to Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln. He described their injuries as not life-threatening.

Because the girls are juveniles, their names are not being released, Kennedy said.

Three of the teens live on Indian Island, one is from Old Town, and the fifth is from Princeton.

The four passengers said they were not wearing seat belts, according to the deputy.

The 17-year-old driver was headed north on North Road about 8 p.m. Saturday when she rolled the 2001 Chevy pickup registered to John Ethier, 41, of Old Town.

Alcohol was not a factor in the accident, Kennedy said. It was caused by driver inexperience and driving too fast on a road with which she was unfamiliar.

The deputy said no charges would be filed in the accident.

Kennedy said ambulance crews from Mattawamkeag, Lee and Penobscot Valley Hospital took the girls to the hospital.

The truck was demolished.

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