Hermon teen injured in crash

Posted Jan. 10, 2012, at 5:16 p.m.

HERMON, Maine — A teenage girl suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident at the bottom of Miller Hill.

Though he declined to release the driver’s name because of her age, Deputy Larry Estes of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department did say she is 17 years old and a resident of Hermon.

Estes said the accident happened shortly after 3 p.m., when the motorist lost control of the Buick sedan she was driving while putting on sunglasses. The car spun three times before leaving the roadway, traveling into a ditch and sideswiping a utility pole, he said.

The teenager was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for treatment of head, neck and back pain, Estes said, adding that her injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Estes said slippery road conditions and driver distraction were factors in the accident. He said the driver was wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred. He estimated damage to the car at $2,000.

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