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Vehicle rolls after severing utility pole in Waldoboro

Single occupant safe
By Beth A. Birmingham | Jan 04, 2019
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham CMP workers clear a downed utility pole while Waldoboro EMS removes Susan Overlock from rollover wreckage on Manktown Road Jan. 4.

Waldoboro — Waldoboro police and fire departments responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover in the area of 1100 Manktown Road, west of Medomak Valley High School, at about 1:30 p.m. Jan. 4.

According to Police Chief John Lash, it appears the driver, Susan Overlock, 70, was heading west on Manktown Road when she lost control of her 2012 Ford Edge, which veered into the opposite lane and clipped a utility pole before coming to rest on its driver's side in some trees.

Overlock's airbag did deploy and she had to be extricated, Lash said. She was taken to Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta by Waldoboro Ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

She was reportedly conscious and alert at the scene.

Central Maine Power crews were called to the scene to cut power to the downed pole and clear it out to allow the ambulance and tow truck to move in.

Lash said other emergency vehicles gained access to the scene via Route 235.

Manktown Road was closed at Miller Road for more than an hour while the scene was cleared. Warren Fire Department assisted with traffic control.

The vehicle, which was destroyed, was towed from the scene by Hillside Towing in Waldoboro.

Vehicle rolls after severing utility pole in Waldoboro
Waldoboro Police Chief John Lash, at right, photographs the interior of a Ford Edge involved in a single-vehicle rollover on Manktown Road Jan. 4. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
(Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
(Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
(Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
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Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Jan 05, 2019 10:37

As usual Beth, Great pictures! Thanks!

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