Two cars collided Feb. 3 on Route 17 just east of Vinal Street in Rockport, leaving both drivers injured.

Rockport Police Chief Mark Kelley was on the scene shortly after 1 p.m., joined by members of the Camden First Aid Association and the Rockport police and fire departments.

The accident occurred as Jaime Lincoln, 33, of Waldoboro, who was heading east toward Rockland in a 2007 Toyota Camry, made an abrupt left turn in front of a westbound 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by Chad Black, 36, of Union. The jeep collided with the Camry on the passenger side of the sedan.

Highway conditions were snowy and slushy, said Kelley. Whether the slush caused Lincoln to turn left into oncoming traffic or she intentionally turned left has not been determined, he said. Lincoln was first transported by ambulance to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Then, because of snow falling in the Rockport area, she was again transported by ambulance to Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, where she was airlifted to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

As of Feb. 5, Lincoln was listed in serious condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center.

According to Kelley, Black was transported to Penobscot Bay Medical Center and subsequently treated and released. Lincoln and Black were wearing seat belts, according to police.

Both vehicles were demolished, said Kelley.

Traffic on Route 17 was diverted as the emergency crews worked.