Police: Woman injured in crash after driver bends to pick up cell phone

Posted May 07, 2014, at 8:42 a.m.

NEWFIELD, Maine — Driver inattention is likely to blame for a collision that sent a Newfield woman to the hospital Tuesday, police said.

Steven Boivin, 53, of Waterboro was traveling along Water Street shortly before 4 p.m. when he apparently bent over to pick up his cellular phone, Chief Deputy William King of the York County Sheriff’s Office said.

While attempting to gather his phone, Boivin’s truck crossed the center line and into the path of a Dodge Neon driven by Emily Mee, 20, according to King.

Mee was trapped in her vehicle for about 20 minutes before Newfield, Limerick and Waterboro firefighters were able to free her, King said.

Mee was brought via LifeFlight helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland while Boivin was not brought to a hospital, the chief deputy said. Mee’s condition was not known.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are anticipated.

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