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Woman flips car in Lewiston, escapes injury

Posted Feb. 09, 2012, at 5:05 p.m.
Jacqueline Proulx of Lewiston (red jacket) is escorted away from her car after being extricated by Lewiston firefighters Thursday afternoon on Ash Street in Lewiston.  While heading toward downtown to do some errands, she veered away from a car passing her and hit a parked car and flipped. She was trapped for a short time, but was joking with firefighters and United Ambulance paramedics while they got her out.
Russ Dillingham | Sun Journal
Jacqueline Proulx of Lewiston (red jacket) is escorted away from her car after being extricated by Lewiston firefighters Thursday afternoon on Ash Street in Lewiston. While heading toward downtown to do some errands, she veered away from a car passing her and hit a parked car and flipped. She was trapped for a short time, but was joking with firefighters and United Ambulance paramedics while they got her out.

LEWISTON, Maine — An elderly woman cheated serious injury Thursday afternoon when the car she was driving overturned on a one-way street, according to police.

Lewiston police Sgt. David St. Pierre said Jacqueline Proulx, 82, of Auburn was traveling down Ash Street toward downtown to do some errands when her 2011 Ford Fusion struck a parked car and overturned.

Proulx, who suffered a scraped hand and minor upper back pain, told police that another motorist was “encroaching too much on her,” St. Pierre said, causing her to overcorrect and strike a parked Volkswagen owned by Carol Boldt of Bridgton.

St. Pierre said officers were still ironing out the details late Thursday afternoon.

“We’re not sure what car was in the proper lane at this point,” he said.

Proulx was alert and talking to police as they freed her from the car, the sergeant said, and her vehicle was totaled.

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