Seat-belted drivers escape serious injuries in rollover crashes

Posted Feb. 19, 2013, at 9:52 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 19, 2013, at 11:56 a.m.

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The drivers in two separate accidents in which the vehicles rolled over multiple times were wearing seat belts and escaped serious injuries.

The first occurred Saturday evening in Rockland when a 1999 sports utility vehicle driven by Trinity Miller, 27, of Thomaston was traveling south on Old County Road near the Thomaston townline when she went off the road due to snowy road conditions, according to the accident report filed by the Rockland Police Department.

The vehicle rolled multiple times and damaged a fence in its path before the vehicle came to rest on its side, according to police.

Miller was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center after complaining she had hit her head during the crash but the injury was not considered serious.

Officer Andrew Crook assisted at the crash scene.

On Monday afternoon, shortly after noon, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash on Eastern Road in Union.

In that crash, Lee Higgins, 70, of Jefferson was traveling north on Eastern Road in Warren and had just crossed the Union town line when his 2003 Chevy S-10 spun out and went off the right side of the road rolling over multiple times before coming to rest on its wheels, according to the crash report.

Higgins was wearing his seat belt but the airbags in the vehicle did not deploy.

Higgins complained of shoulder and chest pain and was transported to Miles Memorial in Damariscotta by Union emergency service. The Union Fire Department was on scene to assist with traffic control.

Deputies Matt Elwell and Paul Simonetti assisted at the crash scene.

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