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Bangor woman loses control of vehicle on interstate, drives into median

Gabor Degre | BDN
Gabor Degre | BDN
A tow truck pulls a small sedan back onto the roadway after going off the road into trees in the median from the southbound lane of I-95 near mile marker 168 in Etna on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. The female driver was transported to the hospital.
By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

ETNA, Maine — A Bangor woman escaped serious injury after her car left Interstate 95 Tuesday morning.

Meghan Olson, 29, was heading southbound near the Etna-Dixmont exit when she lost control of her vehicle, Maine State Police Trooper Michael Johnston said.

Olson lost control when her Nissan Versa began to drift toward the median, the trooper said, and she overcorrected and went off into the median and struck several trees.

Olson complained of arm pain at the scene but was otherwise not injured, Johnston said. She was taken by ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center for an evaluation.

Johnston said it’s not clear what caused Olson to lose control, and she wasn’t sure when police interviewed her.

“In my experience people just don’t drift off the road for no reason,” said Johnston.

Olson told police she wasn’t distracted by a cellphone or the radio in the vehicle.

The car was totaled in the crash.

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