Snow blamed in Rt. 2A rollover

16 years ago
    LINNEUS, Maine — Two teenagers escaped serious injury in a March 20 accident on Route 2A.
    Trooper Tim Saucier of the Maine State Police said a 17-year-old female of New Limerick was driving on Route 2A when she lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway. The vehicle, a 2002 Pontiac two-door, got caught on a snowbank and rolled over at least twice before coming to rest on the driver’s side.
The driver, wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident, was transported to Houlton Regional Hospital complaining of neck pain. Her passenger, a 16-year-old Houlton male, was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.
Both had been treated and released as of last week.
Saucier said the vehicle was a total loss; damage estimates reach $10,000.
He said the accident was due mostly to driver inexperience and speed that was excessive for that day’s snowy road conditions.