Indian Island woman seriously injured in Pittsfield crash

Posted March 31, 2013, at 1:06 p.m.

PITTSFIELD, Maine — An Indian Island woman suffered serious injuries Saturday night when her car left Interstate 95 and crashed into several trees in the median.

Amanda King, 38, initially was taken to Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield but later was transferred by LifeFlight to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Trooper Aaron Turcotte of the Maine State Police said Sunday. Turcotte said that while serious, King’s injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Turcotte said that the accident occurred about 8:45 p.m., when King’s 2008 Subaru Outback left the northbound traveling lanes, went into the median and struck several trees.

He said that it was not yet clear why King’s vehicle left the roadway, but that it did not appear that speed or alcohol were factors. The accident remains under investigation, he said.

King did not have any passengers in her car and no other vehicles were involved, Turcotte said. He said that King’s car was demolished.

Turcotte said the fact that King was wearing her seat belt likely saved her life.

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