Snow blamed for rollover

Kathy McCarty, Special to The County
12 years ago

    PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Snow is being blamed for a single-vehicle accident on the Chapman Road Thursday morning. The first measurable snowfall of the season caused treacherous driving conditions throughout the County and resulted in some school delays.

    The Presque Isle Police Department was notified of a rollover near Bonville’s Junkyard around 7:50 a.m. on Nov. 8.

“The accident involved a 2004 GMC Yukon being operated by a juvenile female from Chapman. She was traveling northbound, with two minor female passengers, also of Chapman, when she lost control on the slush-covered road,” said Investigating Officer Lynn Hartley, PIPD.

According to Hartley, the vehicle rolled once, coming to rest on its roof in the ditch. The SUV sustained over $1,000 in damage and was towed from the scene.

“One passenger was transported by Crown Ambulance to The Aroostook Medical Center, where she was treated for minor injuries and released. No other injuries were reported,” said Hartley.

All three were wearing their seatbelts and the air bags did deploy. The vehicle was insured.

A crew from the Presque Isle Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

Hartley said road conditions were poor at the time. She advises motorist to use caution in the coming months, as colder temperatures bring a mix of sleet and snow to the area.

“Be sure to allow plenty of time to reach your destination and reduce speed according to road conditions,” said Hartley.