KINGMAN, Maine — Four Lincoln women were lucky to escape serious injury when their car went off Kingman Road and flipped over into a ditch Sunday afternoon, police said.
Kerri McAlpine, 37, of Lincoln was driving a Chevy Cobalt east down a hill on Kingman Road with her daughters at about 3 p.m. when she said she swerved to avoid bumps in the road, overcorrected and started sliding sideways on some hard dirt or ice into a ditch, Penobscot County Deputy Sheriff James Kennedy said.
Three of the four suffered minor cuts and bruises and were taken by Penobscot Valley Hospital ambulance to the hospital, and they were expected to be treated and released, Kennedy said.
“I don’t suspect that they had any broken bones or anything,” Kennedy said.
Kerri McAlpine was the only person who claimed not to be injured, he said.
One of the other things that make the outcome of this accident fortunate, Kennedy said, was the lack of depth to the drainage ditch.
No citations or charges are likely to be filed in connection with the accident, Kennedy said. McAlpine told Kennedy that she was traveling 50-55 mph when the accident occurred. The speed limit in the area is 50 mph, he said.