Two taken to hospital after van strikes tree in Falmouth

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted Sept. 27, 2012, at 3:45 p.m.

FALMOUTH, Maine — Falmouth police are investigating a one-vehicle accident that sent two people to the hospital Wednesday.

Falmouth police Sgt. Frank Soule said a minivan with three occupants was traveling north on Black Strap Road on Wednesday night when the driver swerved to avoid an animal in the road.

Soule wasn’t sure what type of animal it was, but the minivan left the road and struck a tree, totaling the vehicle.

Police would not disclose the names or genders of the occupants, as the incident remains under investigation.

Two of the occupants were taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland with injuries not considered to be life-threatening, according to Soule. One occupant had to be extricated from the vehicle.

The sergeant said that drugs or alcohol don’t appear to be factors in the accident, and the driver was not speeding. No charges are expected to be filed.

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