Lincolnville woman escapes serious injury in single car crash
Lincolnville — A Lincolnville woman escaped serious injury April 13 when her late-model Saturn left the road and crashed into a tree. The crash occurred approximately 1:30 p.m., three miles north of Lincolnville Center on Route 52.
Lincolnville Police Chief Ron Young said it appears the driver, Robin Botley, 18, fell asleep at the wheel after working late the night before and through the day.
A Facebook post by Jean Botley, Robin's mother, Saturday evening read: "Today our daughter Robin Botley fell asleep driving home from work and totaled her car. It started by her going to work last night and then coming to our youth group overnight sleep over. Everyone was up late and fellowshipping with other Christians and singing worship songs. She got up early and went to work until 1 p.m. today."
The post goes on to explain that her daughter, once awake, was able to free herself from her seat belt and exit the car on her own. Once outside the vehicle, three people, including an emergency department doctor, stopped to lend assistance to the injured Botley.
Botley was taken to Waldo County General Hospital by Camden First Aid Association. She was treated and released later the same day.
No charges are expected.
Camden Herald reporter Dwight Collins can be reached at 236-8511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.