ALTON, Maine — A Greenbush man traveling with a teenager rolled his Ford SUV on Bennoch Road Sunday night, closing the road until nearly midnight, Alton Deputy Fire Chief Jim Feero said Monday.
“We were paged out for a rollover and when we got there they were pinned up against a tree,” Feero said. “We had two people trapped — a male and female.”
Paul Davison, 30, of Greenbush and his passenger, Heather Watson, 14, of Old Town were turned upside down in the crash, which occurred at around 8 p.m. when Davison went off the side of the road and overcorrected, Feero said.
Because “they were more or less basically lying on the roof, it took 1½- to 2 hours to cut them both out,” the deputy chief said. “We had to take pains not to cut them” while removing them.
Both were injured but were talking during the extrication, he said.
A LifeFlight helicopter was called to assist and landed up the street, but it was not used after the injuries to Davison and Watson were deemed not to be life threatening. They were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center by ambulance.
Ten rescue personnel and firefighters from Alton responded to the scene and around 10 others from Old Town and Orono also were on hand to help, if needed.
Bennoch Road was closed after the collision and for the accident reconstruction, which was done by Maine State Police and completed at around midnight.