Vinalhaven motorists injured when her car hits Rockland store

Posted April 10, 2010, at 3:10 p.m.
Emergency workers attend to the driver of a car that crashed into The  Grasshopper Shop on Main Street in Rockland around noontime Saturday. Shop  employees called 911 and police and ambulance arrived on the scene soon  afterward. The driver of the car, Mary Quinn, 85, of Vinalhaven was  transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, according to Sgt. Ken  Smith of the Rockland Police Department. No passersby were hurt in the  accident.  BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY MARIO MORETTO
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Emergency workers attend to the driver of a car that crashed into The Grasshopper Shop on Main Street in Rockland around noontime Saturday. Shop employees called 911 and police and ambulance arrived on the scene soon afterward. The driver of the car, Mary Quinn, 85, of Vinalhaven was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, according to Sgt. Ken Smith of the Rockland Police Department. No passersby were hurt in the accident. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY MARIO MORETTO
Emergency workers attend to the driver of a car that crashed into The 
Grasshopper Shop on Main Street in Rockland around noontime Saturday. Shop 
employees called 911 and police and ambulance arrived on the scene soon 
afterward. The driver of the car, Mary Quinn, 85, of Vinalhaven was 
transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, according to Sgt. Ken 
Smith of the Rockland Police Department. No passersby were hurt in the 
accident.  BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY MARIO MORETTO
BDN
Emergency workers attend to the driver of a car that crashed into The Grasshopper Shop on Main Street in Rockland around noontime Saturday. Shop employees called 911 and police and ambulance arrived on the scene soon afterward. The driver of the car, Mary Quinn, 85, of Vinalhaven was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, according to Sgt. Ken Smith of the Rockland Police Department. No passersby were hurt in the accident. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY MARIO MORETTO
Emergency workers attend to the driver of a car that crashed into The 
Grasshopper Shop on Main Street in Rockland around noontime Saturday. Emergency responders are (from left) Assistant Chief Ken Elwell, Lieutenant Rich Johnson, Firefighter Katy Vanorse, Firefighter Arthur Hutchinson, and Paramedic Mike Percy.  PHOTO COURTESY OF ROCKLAND FIRE DEPT / ALAN ATHERN
ROCKLAND FIRE DEPT
Emergency workers attend to the driver of a car that crashed into The Grasshopper Shop on Main Street in Rockland around noontime Saturday. Emergency responders are (from left) Assistant Chief Ken Elwell, Lieutenant Rich Johnson, Firefighter Katy Vanorse, Firefighter Arthur Hutchinson, and Paramedic Mike Percy. PHOTO COURTESY OF ROCKLAND FIRE DEPT / ALAN ATHERN
Emergency workers attend to the driver of a car that crashed into The 
Grasshopper Shop on Main Street in Rockland around noontime Saturday. Emergency responders are(from left) Lieutenant Rich Johnson, Assistant Chief Ken Elwell, Firefighter Arthur Hutchinson, Firefighter Rodney Gibbs, and Paramedic Mike Percy.     PHOTO COURTESY OF ROCKLAND FIRE DEPT / ALAN ATHERN
ROCKLAND FIRE DEPT
Emergency workers attend to the driver of a car that crashed into The Grasshopper Shop on Main Street in Rockland around noontime Saturday. Emergency responders are(from left) Lieutenant Rich Johnson, Assistant Chief Ken Elwell, Firefighter Arthur Hutchinson, Firefighter Rodney Gibbs, and Paramedic Mike Percy. PHOTO COURTESY OF ROCKLAND FIRE DEPT / ALAN ATHERN

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.”

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