Fallen Tree Causes Crash in Shin Pond Area [PHOTOS]
Maine State Police say a 63-year-old woman escaped serious injury Sunday night when her car struck a tree that had fallen across the road in Mount Chase.
Barbara Landry of Mount Chase was driving her 2016 Ford Escape north on the Shin Pond Road shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday. Trooper Dennis Quint said a large tree had fallen due to high winds in the area and it was blocking the entire roadway. Landry did not see the tree in the road and struck it head-on, causing extensive damage to her vehicle.
Corp. Quint said Landry complained of back pain but refused an ambulance. She stated she would seek medical treatment if she felt it was necessary.
The Maine Department of Transportation responded and removed the tree from the roadway. The SUV was towed from the scene and will likely be a total loss.