April 21, 2018
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Two sent to the hospital after their SUV flips on Route 15 in Bucksport

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BUCKSPORT, Maine — A man and a woman were sent to the hospital Thursday morning after their sport utility vehicle left Route 15 and flipped into a ditch.

Bucksport Fire Chief Craig Bowden said the pair, whose names he did not disclose, were heading southbound when the vehicle struck a telephone pole and skidded back onto the road before flipping into the ditch.

Bowden would not disclose who was driving the vehicle. The female was partially ejected and pinned underneath the vehicle from the shoulders up, he said.

“It was a muddy, steep embankment ditch,” Bowden said. “Anytime we moved anything on the vehicle it caused pressure on her head.”

Fire crews used “just about everything” in their arsenal to free the woman, Bowden said.

The pair was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center for injuries not considered life-threatening, according to Bowden. A state police reconstruction team is investigating a cause.

Route 15 was closed for two hours but has since reopened.

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