ENFIELD, Maine — A West Enfield woman suffered serious injuries when her car went off Hammett Road and slammed into a tree on Wednesday morning, state police said.
Angelina Tamburo, 42, suffered a broken pelvis, fractured ribs and a bruised liver in the accident. She was in stable condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, state police Trooper Ben Campbell said.
Tamburo was driving east on Hammett Road on her way to work at about 7:30 a.m. when the car hit slush and ice and slid off the road on the right side. The 2002 Chevy Cavalier went into a ditch and crashed head-on into a tree, Campbell said.
Tamburo, whom Howland firefighters said did not appear to be wearing a seatbelt, was pinned under the steering wheel and front seat. Firefighters had to free her by cutting off the driver’s side door with the Jaws of Life rescue device, Campbell said.
A Penobscot Valley Hospital ambulance took Tamburo to the Lincoln hospital, Campbell said. Doctors stabilized her before sending her on to EMMC for treatment.
Campbell said he could not tell whether Tamburo was driving too fast for conditions, but said her vehicle sustained extensive damage. He believed that a resident whose front yard is very close to the accident scene called 911.
Tamburo might be hospitalized for several days with her injuries, Campbell said.