Warren woman hurt in Rockland crash

Posted Aug. 22, 2012, at 8:57 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 22, 2012, at 4:45 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 51-year-old Warren woman was taken to a Bangor hospital after a car crash in Rockland early Wednesday morning.

Veronica Abbott was driving a 2008 Toyota sports utility vehicle on Thomaston Road in Rockland near the Lonza plant when her vehicle went off the road and struck a group of trees, according to Deputy Rockland Police Chief Wally Tower.

The air bags in the car deployed, he said, although the accident report does not mention whether she was wearing a seat belt. The Jaws of Life was used by a Rockland emergency medical crew to remove Abbott from the vehicle.

She initially was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, but Tower said she was scheduled to be taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center because of the extent of her injuries.

The crash was reported shortly before 5 a.m.

He said the cause of the crash is not yet known.