June 18, 2018
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Woman, child hurt when tree branch fell on SUV in fair condition at Portland hospital

Nell Gluckman | BDN
Nell Gluckman | BDN
A tree fell on an SUV on Main Street in Orono Sunday afternoon, trapping a woman and her 2-year-old son inside.
By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

ORONO, Maine — A woman and 2-year-old boy who were trapped in an SUV when a tree branch came crashing down are currently in fair condition at a Portland hospital, officials said.

Isis Bell-Smith, 39, and her 2-year old son, Felix Bell-Smith Laracy, were originally brought to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor following Sunday’s accident, according to Orono Police Chief Josh Ewing, before being transferred to Portland’s Maine Medical Center.

A Maine Medical Center spokeswoman said Monday morning that mother and son are in fair condition.

Bell-Smith and her child became trapped when a large tree branch fell onto their Jeep on Main Street around 4 p.m. Sunday.

Bell-Smith’s husband, Ryan Laracy, 30, of Orono, was able to get out of the mangled vehicle but Bell-Smith and the little boy could not, according to Ewing.

The accident closed Main Street until about 7:30 p.m., and Orono firefighters were able to successfully extricate mother and son from the destroyed Jeep, Ewing said.

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