Ellsworth firefighters survey the scene of a Bangor Road accident Monday afternoon. PHOTO BY STEVE FULLER

Woman injured after vehicle goes airborne



ELLSWORTH — A 51-year-old woman from Harrington was taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center on Monday afternoon after the vehicle she was driving “went airborne and then tumbled end over end until she struck a tree,” said Ellsworth Police Department Sgt. Chad Wilmot in an email.

Edna Curtis was heading south on the Bangor Road in a 2007 Jeep Compass around 3:30 p.m. when the vehicle went airborne and hit a tree. The vehicle landed resting on its front bumper standing up against the tree.

Curtis suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Wilmot said. He said speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.

Traffic was down to one lane “for a bit” near the crash scene, which was in the area between 1A Relics and Air & Water Quality, Wilmot said.

The Ellsworth police and fire departments and Northern Light Medical Transport responded to the scene.

Kate Cough

Kate Cough

Kate covers the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. She lives in Southwest Harbor and welcomes story tips and ideas. She can be reached at [email protected]

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