Lincolnville woman escapes serious injury in single car crash

By Dwight Collins | Apr 14, 2013
Photo by: Dwight Collins Members of Camden First Aid Association and Lincolnville Fire Department immobilize the driver of a single-car crash in Lincolnville April 13. Robin Botley of Lincolnville was taken to Waldo County General Hospital and was treated and released with minor injuries.

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

A late model Saturn lays on its passenger side against  a tree after it left the road the afternoon of April 13. The driver, Robin Botley of Lincolnville, received minor injuries in the single-car crash. (Photo by: Dwight Collins)
Robin Botley, 18, of Linconville escaped serious injury Saturday, April13, when her car left the road and hit a tree. Botley received only bumps and bruises in the crash. (Photo by: Dwight Collins)
A large boulder just a foot away from the windshield supports the car on its side after the driver fell asleep and the vehicle left the road Saturday, April 13. (Photo by: Dwight Collins)
Comments (3)
Posted by: Kim A Moran | Apr 18, 2013 08:10

WOW...Robin you are one lucky girl...although it is more likly God Almighty had his hands cradling you.  God Bless...our thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours.

Posted by: Alicia E Niles | Apr 16, 2013 17:04

Please excuse my note, it meant to say Speedy recovery

Posted by: Alicia E Niles | Apr 16, 2013 17:03

Glad to hear that Jean was ok. My Husband and I were there helping when her parents showed up. Our prayers are with you for a speeding recovery.

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