BAR HARBOR, Maine — A local woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident Monday afternoon on Crooked Road, according to police.

Officer Timothy Frost of the Bar Harbor Police Department said Monday that Patricia Krevans, 84, was driving a 2002 Subaru east on the road around 3:30 p.m. when the vehicle went off the opposite side of the road. The car snapped a guy wire attached to a utility pole, causing the pole to tilt low over the roadway, Frost said.

Krevans was transported by ambulance to Mount Desert Island Hospital with a “moderate” head injury, the officer said. A LifeFlight helicopter initially was called to the scene but later was called off by emergency personnel, he said. Krevans was wearing a seat belt during the accident, the officer said.

Frost said it was not clear why Krevans went off the road, but said driver inattention might be a factor. He said the accident was still under investigation.

The Subaru is considered a complete loss, according to the officer. Traffic was slowed for about an hour as emergency responders closed one lane of traffic so a wrecker could remove Krevans’ car from the ditch and then as Bangor Hydro repaired the damaged pole, he said.

Bill Trotter

A news reporter in coastal Maine for more than 20 years, Bill Trotter writes about how the Atlantic Ocean and the state's iconic coastline help to shape the lives of coastal Maine residents and visitors....