MONTICELLO, Maine — A Monticello woman was taken to a hospital by LifeFlight helicopter after a two-car crash Sunday morning in Monticello.
Maine State Police Sgt. Brian Harris said Sunday evening that the crash happened on U.S. Route 1 at around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Harris said Norma Folsom, 82, of Monticello was attempting to pull out of her driveway into traffic on Route 1 at the same time that Bernard Ginn, 50, of Winterport was southbound on the roadway.
Ginn was towing a snowmobile trailer.
According to Harris, Folsom spun on ice in her driveway as she tried to get out. After a few seconds, the vehicle caught traction and lurched forward into the path of Ginn’s 2008 Dodge truck.
Ginn tried but failed to avoid hitting Folsom’s 1998 Ford Explorer. He struck the front of the SUV and then traveled across the road and off the opposite side of the route into a snowbank.
Folsom’s SUV careened into the next driveway.
She was taken by Crown Ambulance to Houlton Regional Hospital and later was transferred by LifeFlight to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for treatment of her injuries.
Information about her condition was not available Sunday evening.
Ginn was not injured. His vehicle and trailer had substantial damage. Folsom’s vehicle was a total loss.
Harris said both were wearing seat belts, and Folsom’s air bag deployed.
The road was shut down for approximately three hours, affecting both south and northbound traffic.
Harris was assisted at the scene by U.S. Border Patrol and Monticello Fire Department personnel.