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Bangor woman, daughter in Orrington SUV rollover

Kevin Bennett | BDN
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Amanda Sanborn (second from left) holds her daughter Emma Leigh Sanborn as Orrington public works employee Ralph Robshaw, (left) inspects the damage to Sanborn's vehicle on Tuesday along Center Drive in Orrington after Sanborn flipped the SUV.
By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

ORRINGTON, Maine — A Bangor woman and her 2-year-old daughter escaped injury Tuesday morning when their SUV rolled over on Center Drive, police said.

Amanda Sanborn, 26, and her daughter, Emma Leigh Sanborn, were headed east on the 900 block shortly before 10 a.m. when the accident occurred, Sgt. Jon Carson of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office said at the scene.

Like many secondary roads in the area, Center Drive is covered with ice and snow following Sunday’s snowstorm, and Sanborn lost control going down a hill.

“She was driving a little too fast,” Carson said.

Tuesday’s crash marked the second time in three days Sanborn went off the road, according to Carson. Her Ford Explorer skidded off Center Drive on Sunday but was not damaged.

This time, the SUV wound up on its side in a ditch. The sergeant said the little girl was in a child safety seat and was not injured.

Sanborn and the toddler were examined at the scene by Orrington paramedics but did not require a trip to the hospital, Carson said. The accident served as a stark reminder for drivers to use caution on slick roads, particularly with another storm forecasted to hit the area Tuesday night.

“It could’ve been a lot worse. Somebody could’ve been coming up the road,” Carson said. “Until we get some warmer weather it’s going to be icy. You need to slow down and take your time.”

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