PROSPECT, Maine — A Searsport woman was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after a single-car accident on Route 1A.
Rosa Narofsky, 73, told police she had been headed north in a 2011 Hyundai Elantra at about 7:30 a.m. when another vehicle came into her lane.
She swerved to avoid the crash and then went off the shoulder and into the ditch, said Chief Deputy Robert Keating of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.
Narofsky’s car traveled about 200 yards in the ditch, striking first a mailbox and then a tree, though she missed hitting a utility pole.
The speed limit along that stretch of road is 50 miles per hour, Keating said, adding that speed was not a contributing factor.
Stockton Springs Ambulance personnel took Narofsky, who was suffering from a head injury, to Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. Her injuries were not life-threatening, Keating said.
Her vehicle sustained about $10,000 worth of damage.
Members of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, the Prospect Fire Department and Central Maine Power also responded to the crash.