Driver injured in Calais crash flown to EMMC

Posted Oct. 25, 2010, at 12:43 p.m.

CALAIS, Maine — An Eastport woman was seriously injured Monday morning in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 1 in an area of the city known as Red Beach.

Patricia Cook, 76, was flown from the scene by LifeFlight Air Ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for treatment after the 8:50 a.m. crash.

Calais police Officer Bob Fitzsimmons said Cook’s 2005 Buick sedan left the highway and struck several trees. Cook was not wearing a seat belt but was not ejected.

Fitzsimmons said that the cause of the crash is unknown but that he is not ruling out a medical condition. The driver of a Dead River Co. service truck that was passing by found Cook unresponsive in her vehicle. That man reportedly performed CPR on Cook until rescue personnel arrived.

Fitzsimmons was assisted at the scene by Calais Fire and Rescue.

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