Sullivan woman swats bee, causing 2-car wreck

Posted May 11, 2014, at 5:39 p.m.
Last modified May 11, 2014, at 8:43 p.m.

BAR HARBOR, Maine — A woman crossed the center line and sideswiped an oncoming car when she swatted a bee on her leg, police reported Sunday.

The second car, a 2003 Honda, spun around in the road, while the vehicle that crossed the center line, a 1998 Toyota, went off the road and hit a utility pole, which snapped at the top, reported police Sgt. Shaun Farrar.

The accident took place on Route 102 a short distance north of Gilbert Farm Road about 10:20 a.m., said Farrar.

The driver of the car that was sideswiped, a woman, 87, of Tremont, complained of pain in her face and was transported to Mount Desert Island Hospital.

The 18-year-old Sullivan woman who swatted at the bee complained of abdominal pain but but did not require medical treatment.

The women were not identified.

No charges were filed in the accident.