Woman taken to hospital after two-car crash in Caribou

Posted June 21, 2012, at 6:25 p.m.

CARIBOU, Maine — A Caribou woman was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening after a two-car crash on Thursday in Caribou.

Caribou Police Officer Jay Trainer said that the accident took place just before 2:45 p.m. on a section of U.S. Route 1 known locally as the Caribou Road.

According to Trainer, Linda Theriault, 54, was northbound in her car, a 1997 Ford. She stopped in the roadway to turn into a driveway.

A second vehicle that was following her swerved into the breakdown lane to maneuver around her car.

A third vehicle, a 2007 Ford Taurus driven by Edmond Bernier, 64, of Frenchville, came up behind Theriault.

Trainer said that Bernier could not stop in time and hit the back of Theriault’s car.

Bernier was accompanied by a passenger, 61-year-old Alberta Bernier, also of Frenchville.

All of the individuals were wearing seat belts, according to Trainer.

The Caribou Fire and Ambulance Department also responded to the accident, and Theriault was taken to Cary Medical Center in Caribou. Trainer said that her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

The Berniers did not require medical treatment.

Trainer was assisted at the scene by Caribou Police Officer Doug Bell.

No charges are expected.

Both vehicles appeared to have been totaled, Trainer said Thursday evening.

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