Rollover crash sends Pittsfield family of 4 to hospital

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Posted May 25, 2012, at 9:41 p.m.

CARMEL, Maine — A family of four from Pittsfield was taken to a Bangor hospital Friday evening after the car they were traveling in rolled over on Interstate 95.

Taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment were Amanda Fuchs, 27, her husband, Benjamin Fuchs, 32, and their two children, a 10-day-old and a 3-year-old, Trooper Chris Hashey of the Maine State Police said Friday night.

Amanda Fuchs, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the car, Hashey said. He said the two children both were secured in car seats and that Benjamin Fuchs was wearing a seat belt.

Amanda Fuchs and the infant suffered the worst injuries, the trooper said, adding that both appeared to have head injuries. All four Fuchs were still at the hospital Friday night, Hashey said.

Hashey said the accident happened about 5:40 p.m. in the southbound lanes, when Amanda Fuchs, who was driving a Nissan Maxima, reportedly dozed off just before the Carmel exit.

The Nissan crossed over the passing lane, struck a guardrail and then rolled several times into the median.

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