2 women hurt in crash


FARMINGTON – A two-vehicle accident on Whittier Road in Farmington Sunday morning resulted in minor injuries to two women.

Police officer Brian Ross said Christine Toothaker, 65, of Farmington, was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital by ambulance with a possible head injury. She was treated and later released, according to a nursing supervisor at the hospital.

Hazel Gordon, 86, of Industry, was taken to Farmington Memorial Hospital by her son after she complained of pain, most likely due to the airbags that deployed in her vehicle, according to Ross. Gordon was also treated and released.

The accident occurred at 10:35 a.m. when Gordon was stopped at the three-way intersection near Farmington High School, Ross said.

“She was attempting to make a turn onto Whittier Road from Seamon Road as a vehicle driving down Whittier Road toward Route 156 approached the intersection,” Ross explained.

According to Ross, the vehicle headed toward Route 156, driven by Linwood Luce, 63, of Farmington, had the right-of-way and proceeded through the intersection just as Gordon began to turn onto Whittier Road.

“The two vehicles collided nearly head-on at this point,” Ross stated. “According to witnesses, Gordon’s car did a 360 degree spin in the road as Luce’s car went off the road and into a field.”

Toothaker was a passenger in Luce’s 1993 Oldsmobile, which was totalled in the crash.

Gordon’s 1997 Mercury was also totalled.

Farmington Fire Department was called to handle clean-up and control traffic.