Minot woman seriously injured in Auburn crash

A member of the Auburn Fire Department works on the rear end of a car that ended up split in half in the trees along Garfield Road in Auburn Wednesday afternoon. Amber Brown, 25, of Minot was taken to Central Maine Medical Center after the 3 p.m. accident. The front half of the car can be seen at the left, farther into the trees.
Amber Waterman | Sun Journal
A member of the Auburn Fire Department works on the rear end of a car that ended up split in half in the trees along Garfield Road in Auburn Wednesday afternoon. Amber Brown, 25, of Minot was taken to Central Maine Medical Center after the 3 p.m. accident. The front half of the car can be seen at the left, farther into the trees.
Posted May 10, 2013, at 6:02 a.m.
Last modified May 10, 2013, at 6:24 a.m.
The front end of Amber Brown's car was severed from the rear end after she struck the tree at left on Garfield Road in Auburn Wednesday.
Amber Waterman | Sun Journal
The front end of Amber Brown's car was severed from the rear end after she struck the tree at left on Garfield Road in Auburn Wednesday.
A driver of a flatbed trailer for Greeley's Garage secures the back half of Amber Brown's car after she struck a tree on Garfield Road in Auburn with such force that it split her car in two.
Amber Waterman | Sun Journal
A driver of a flatbed trailer for Greeley's Garage secures the back half of Amber Brown's car after she struck a tree on Garfield Road in Auburn with such force that it split her car in two.

AUBURN, Maine — A Minot woman was injured Thursday afternoon when her car slid off Garfield Road and struck a tree hard enough to split the vehicle in two.

Amber Brown, 25, was being treated at a Lewiston hospital Thursday night.

Police and rescue crews were called to the scene shortly after 3 p.m. Witnesses said the car was heading toward Minot when the driver lost control and skidded off the road.

When crews arrived, Brown was the only occupant inside the wreckage. She had to be extricated from the Volkswagen Golf, police said.

Brown was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. Police continued to investigate the accident.

Police said early indications are that speed was a factor in the crash. When emergency crews arrived, the car was in two pieces, a witness said. The passenger’s side appeared to have been peeled open and the front of the car had separated from the rear.

The crash occurred a short distance from Stevens Mill Road.

 

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