Woman hospitalized after two-vehicle crash in Topsham

Posted Nov. 23, 2012, at 4:51 p.m.

TOPSHAM, Maine — A Topsham woman was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland early this afternoon after a two-vehicle crash at the Meadow Road and Meadow Cross Road intersection.

The crash was reported at 12:38 p.m. Sgt. Robert Ramsay of the Topsham Police Department said 80-year-old Harold McManus of Topsham was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection in a 2001 Dodge pickup truck. McManus didn’t see the 2000 GMC pickup truck driven by 37-year-old Shelley Brewster of Topsham, and entered the intersection, broad-siding the other pickup truck which was headed north on Meadow Road.

Brewster was transported to Maine Medical Center by Topsham Fire and Rescue. Her 12-year-old son, who was in the passenger seat at the time of the crash, was not injured.

McManus was not injured. Everyone had their seatbelts on.

Ramsay said no charges were filed as a result of the crash.

Topsham police also responded to four other crashes today — none that involved any injury — starting with a vehicle that slid off the road on Middlesex Road around 8 a.m. due to black ice.

There were two crashes near the Interstate 295 off-ramps onto Route 196 — one the northbound exit and one the southbound exit — each involving two vehicles. The fifth crash occurred on the Coastal Connector near Merrymeeting Bridge when the driver of a vehicle made an unsafe lane change and struck another vehicle.

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