After woman gashed on I-95 by flying ice, police urge drivers to clean vehicles

Posted Dec. 27, 2013, at 4:34 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 28, 2013, at 6:12 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Maine State Police trooper urged motorists to clean the ice and snow off their vehicles before driving after an Indian Island woman was injured on Interstate 95.

The accident happened Friday near mile marker 190, while the woman, whose name was not immediately available, was traveling north on I-95, Trooper Ben Campbell said.

Ice and snow from the vehicle ahead of her dislodged and came flying through the windshield of her 2004 Chevrolet sedan, resulting in a deep gash across her forehead, Campbell said.

“It was really bad,” he said.

Campbell said the woman was not able to recall what the vehicle ahead of her looked like.

The accident forced the woman to stop abruptly in the passing lane, which potentially could have caused a crash, he added.

Campbell said he used some of the first aid equipment he keeps in his cruiser to maintain pressure on the injured woman’s wound until emergency medical personnel arrived.

The injured woman was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for treatment, Campbell said. Further information about her medical condition was not immediately available.

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