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FARMINGTON, Maine — A driver’s sneeze resulted in her car crossing the centerline and striking a car on Routes 2 and 4 near the Wilton town line Monday morning, according to Farmington police officer Darin Gilbert.
Mykayla Mitchell, 19, of Livermore Falls complained of neck pain and was transported to Franklin Memorial Hospital by NorthStar ambulance, Gilbert said. Police received a 911 call about her car crossing the centerline near Walmart prior to the accident, he said.
Mitchell was cited for driving left of the centerline, he said.
Mitchell was driving a 2000 Buick westbound when it crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a car driven by Phyllis Hebert, 55, of Wilton at about 10:30 a.m., Gilbert said. Jeffrey Hebert, 57, was riding with her in the 2003 Ford Focus.
Hebert suffered shoulder and neck pain but did not go to the hospital.
After the collision, Mitchell’s car stopped over the line in Wilton and Hebert’s was in Farmington, closer to the Mt. Blue Circle. Both vehicles were a total loss. Hebert’s vehicle was hauled from the scene by Dutch Gap Auto and Mitchell’s by Bryan’s Auto, Gilbert said.
State police, Wilton police, NorthStar ambulance, Farmington Fire and Rescue and Wilton Fire Department helped at the scene.