The driver of a Toyota Corolla was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor shortly after noon on April 10, after her car struck the exterior of the Grasshopper Shop on Main Street in Rockland.

Rockland Police Sgt. Ken Smith identified the driver as Mary Quinn, 85, of Vinalhaven. As of April 12, Quinn was listed in critical condition, according to EMMC Communication Specialist Kelly Pearson.

According to Rockland Police Officer Billy Smith, a witness said Quinn was slumped over the wheel as the car made the turn from School Street onto Main Street.

The car ran over a lamppost, shearing it off at the base, and displaced some bricks on the exterior of the building at 400 Main St. Items inside the store were knocked off their shelves.

Rockland Fire and Emergency Medical Service personnel and police responded to the accident. Quinn was transported by ambulance to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport and then taken by Sterling Ambulance to EMMC.

Sgt. Smith said the accident was still under investigation.

Mary Quinn died April 23 at Eastern Maine Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.

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