Baileyville woman escapes serious injury in crash

GOULDSBORO — A 40-year-old Baileyville woman survived a Jan. 12 crash in which the Ford Econovan she was driving flipped over on snow-topped Route 1 near the West Bay Road intersection.

The driver, Erica Knowles, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries, was transported to the hospital. The West Transportation van was heavily damaged, according to Gouldsboro police.

At the time of the accident, snow was falling and visibility was reduced to 100 yards. Knowles was headed north on Route 1. The 2007 Econovan lost traction on the slippery road, sliding into the southbound lane. Knowles overcorrected, apparently causing the transport van to go into a ditch and land on its back in the road, reported the responding officer, Sgt. Adam Brackett.

First on the scene, Gouldsboro Chief Patrick McNulty assisted Knowles, who stayed warm and safe in the cruiser until Schoodic EMS arrived. No other passengers were riding in the vehicle. Knowles was evaluated and transported to the hospital. The Econovan was towed away by Rolfe’s Towing of Milbridge.


Letitia Baldwin

Arts Editor at The Ellsworth American
In addition to editing the Arts & Leisure section, Letitia edits special sections including Out & About, Overview, Health Quarterly, Your Maine Home, House & Garden and Get Ready for Winter. She comes from Chicago, Ill, but has deep family ties to the Cranberry Isles. [email protected]

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