Teen girl hit with portable toilet while driving to school

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff
Posted May 06, 2013, at 5:51 p.m.

THORNDIKE, Maine — A teenage girl had an unhappy surprise first thing Monday morning when a portable toilet fell onto her Jeep as she was driving to Mount View High School.

A man who had just made a portable toilet delivery to the school forgot to lash a second one down and it fell off his truck after he pulled out of the parking lot onto Route 220, Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office said Monday afternoon.

The girl swerved to avoid the flying toilet but it hit her red Jeep Cherokee despite her efforts.

“Fortunately, it was clean,” Trafton said of the toilet.

The other driver, Ronnie Furrow, whose age and town were not yet available, was issued a summons for having an unsecured load, Trafton said. The chief deputy did not release the teenager’s name because she is a juvenile and was not at fault in the accident.

The teenager made an emotional 911 call to report the accident, and the Mount View School Resource Officer responded to the scene.

“It was a true Monday morning happening,” Trafton said.

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