Infant flies out of car during crash in Raymond


The 5 p.m. crash sent three people to the hospital. A pair of children, 2 and 5 years old, survived the wreck without injury.

The 6-month-old and his mother were being treated at a Portland hospital Thursday night.

It collision occurred shortly after dark as Chynna Blaney, 19, of Raymond, was driving east on Ledgehill Road, police said. Blaney approached the intersection at North Raymond Road, headed toward Poland, when she failed to stop at a stop sign, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department. Police said Blaney was not familiar with the area.

Meanwhile, 35-year-old Angie Horler of New Gloucester was driving south on North Raymond Road, headed toward Gray with her two children riding along with her in a pickup truck.

The truck collided with Blaney’s Toyota Corolla at the intersection, police said. Blaney’s infant son was flung from a child-safety seat that had been belted into the back seat, police said.

Police said the child sailed 25 feet from the crash site, landing in soft snow near the woods along the roadway. Police said Horler, who suffered minor injuries in the collision, rushed into the snow after seeing the child ejected.

Blaney and the infant were taken to Maine Medical Center with what police described as serious injuries.

Horler was taken to Mercy Hospital for less severe injuries, police said. Her two children were examined at the scene of the crash.

The crash was being reconstructed by the Cumberland County Reconstruction Unit and remained under investigation. Police said a section of North Raymond Road will remain closed until the reconstruction is complete.