Black Ice And Speed Blamed For 2-Vehicle Accident
Several people were injured in a 2-vehicle crash Sunday morning that police say was caused by excessive speed and black ice.
State Police say a car driven by 55-year-old Dorothy Holyoke-Cosme and her family was traveling northbound on Route 1 in Bridgewater when it hit black ice, causing her to lose control of the car. Holyoke-Cosme's vehicle crossed the center line and struck a pickup driven by 51-year-old James Small. The pickup was hauling a snowmobile trailer and traveling southbound.
Bridgewater and Mars Hill Fire Departments had to extricate Holyoke-Cosme from her vehicle. She and her husband, along with their minor granchildren were transported by Crown Ambulance to the Houlton Regional Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Holyoke-Cosme's vehicle was a total loss. Small's pickup sustained extensive damage and the snowmobile trailer he was towing was totaled. State Police say a combination of black ice and traveling too fast for the road conditions contributed to the crash.
Assisting the State Police were the Mars Hill and Bridgewater Fire Departments, U.S. Border Patrol, and Brewer's Towing Service of Mars Hill.