Canaan woman escapes serious injury after vehicle flips into brook

Posted March 05, 2013, at 12:51 p.m.
Last modified March 05, 2013, at 2:34 p.m.

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DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — A Canaan woman was lucky to escape injury Monday when her vehicle spun off Route 7 and landed upside-down in a brook, according to police.

Linda Bowden, 54, was driving north when her vehicle hit a patch of snow and flipped into the brook, Dover-Foxcroft police Sgt. Todd Lyford said Tuesday.

The crash occurred several miles south of downtown around 10:30 a.m. Monday, the sergeant said. Speed was not considered a factor.

The brook that Bowden’s Plymouth Voyager wound up in is 25-30 feet wide and not that deep, Lyford said.

Bowden, who was wearing her seat belt, was transported to Mayo Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and released, the sergeant said, adding she was very lucky that her injuries weren’t more significant.

Lyford said blowing snow and flurries that coated area roadways on Monday caused Bowden to lose control of her vehicle.

Bowden’s vehicle was demolished.