Vinalhaven motorists injured when her car hits Rockland store

Posted April 10, 2010, at 3:10 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — An 85-year-old woman was injured when the car she was driving crashed into the Grasshopper Shop’s storefront on Main Street around noon Saturday.

Mary Quinn, 85, of Vinalhaven was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, according to Sgt. Ken Smith of the Rockland Police Department.

Emergency personnel said Quinn suffered facial fractures and was bleeding after the crash, and she was taken to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport. From there, she was transferred to EMMC.

At about noon Saturday, Quinn was turning off School Street onto Main Street when her car went over a sidewalk and smashed into the storefront, knocking out a few bricks under a window, according to Rockland Fire Department Lt. Francis Johnson.

“All she could say was, ‘I remember turning off School Street and I don’t remember anything else,’” Johnson said.

Johnson said the car did not enter the store and no passers-by were injured.

“It took out some of the front bricks under the window,” Johnson said. “We were trying to figure out how she didn’t take out the window.”