Berwick rollover sends one to the hospital

By Mike Greear, Foster's Daily Democrat (MCT)
Posted July 11, 2011, at 7:11 a.m.

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — An accident on Rt. 236 in Berwick on Sunday resulted in one vehicle rolling over and the other vehicle’s driver being transported to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.

Daric Buttrick, 32, was driving north on the road with two juvenile passengers at about 10:30 a.m. when a Pontiac Montana minivan traveling south crossed into the northbound lane.

Buttrick drove into the breakdown lane, but the minivan pushed Buttrick’s car into the ditch beside the road after hitting his back wheel, which caused Buttrick’s vehicle to flip.

According to South Berwick Fire Chief George Gorman, the driver of the minivan was transported to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital as a precaution.

Buttrick and his passengers were uninjured aside from minor cuts and bruises, according to Officer Jerry Libritz of the South Berwick Police Department.

Libritz said the accident was caused by the driver of the minivan being distracted from the road, and that alcohol was not a factor.

As of Sunday afternoon, Libritz said the investigation into the accident is ongoing, and could not provide the name of the driver.

Berwick Police and South Berwick Rescue also responded to the accident.

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