Two-vehicle collision ties up Wilton Road traffic
FARMINGTON - Two lanes of the Wilton Road were blocked for roughly half an hour Tuesday afternoon, after a pickup truck struck a sedan and sent one driver to the hospital.
The driver of a 1997 green Ford F-150 pickup truck was transported to Franklin Memorial Hospital, complaining of pain, after her vehicle struck a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix sedan. According to Farmington Police Officer Ryan Rosie, the sedan's operator, Amanda Comeau, 29, of Jay, was traveling northbound and waiting to turn into the parking lot when the crash occurred, just before 2 p.m.
The pickup truck, operated by Cora Purington, 25, of Livermore Falls, was traveling northbound in the passing lane when she saw a semi-truck enter the southbound passing lane to go around a fourth vehicle. Concerned that the semi would enter her lane, Purington reportedly entered the turning lane and tried to brake before striking the rear of Comeau's sedan. She was unable to break in time, Rosie said, and the pickup truck struck the sedan and went off the road to strike a utility pole.
Both drivers were wearing their seat belts. Purington, who was pregnant, was transported to FMH after complaining of some pain. Her air bag did not deploy, Rosie noted.
In addition to FPD, Farmington Fire Rescue and NorthStar EMS responded, with firefighters directing traffic around the pickup truck and emergency vehicles. Farmington Towing and Hilltop Towing removed both vehicles from the scene.
Charges may be pending against Purington, Rosie said, relating to an "unsafe motor vehicle."