Student driver crashes on Old County Road

Oct 11, 2017

Rockland — A 17-year-old on his learner's permit was trapped in his vehicle after flipping over on Old County Road Oct. 11, according to a press release from Rockland Police Patrol Sgt. Ken Smith.

The crash was reported at about noon.

Matthew Hunt of Camden was driving a 1985 Jeep Charokee north on Old County Road. Police said he was traveling too fast for the corner and lost control of the vehicle, spinning around, skidding off the road, flipping over and coming to a stop on the roof of the vehicle.

Hunt was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by Rockland Fire Department.

Passengers Raylene Hunt Kane and Austin Carle, both of Camden, were able to get themselves out of the vehicle without injury.

Hunt was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center as a precautionary measure.

Thomaston Ambulance responded to assist. No charges were brought.

The Jeep was demolished in the crash. The road was shut down for about an hour.

Comments (6)
Posted by: Charles Lewis Godfrey | Oct 13, 2017 20:12

Posted by: Charles Lewis Godfrey | Oct 13, 2017 20:11

Well if his mother was in the vehicle she should have made sure he was doing the speed limit or under.. what does being a teacher and attending a Christian School has anything to do with driving too fast

Posted by: Carol W Bachofner | Oct 12, 2017 17:11

an earlier report listed the other passengers as teens... guess his mother and someone else were there passengers


Posted by: Chris Chappell | Oct 12, 2017 12:28

Matt Hunt did have a licensed driver his mother and another student, along with a therapy dog were in that vehicle. Please refrain from comments that are unkind. Midcoast Christian Academy staff and students, where Ms. Hunt teaches, and where Matt and Austin attend, are glad that they made it alive and are ok!

Posted by: Peter Root | Oct 12, 2017 07:14

I hope he had a licensed driver with him.

Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Oct 12, 2017 03:51

Maybe he needs some more training.

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