RUMFORD – A South Paris man suffered minor injuries late Tuesday afternoon when the 2003 Saab he was driving west on Route 2 left the road, struck a parked sport utility vehicle and rolled over several times, police said.

Christopher Livak, 47, climbed out of his crushed car on his own and was treated by both Rumford Fire emergency medical technicians and a Med-Care Ambulance crew, according to Officer Doug Maifeld’s report.

Livak was then taken to Rumford Hospital, where he was treated and released, Patrolman Lawrence Winson said.

Winson, reading Maifeld’s report, said the accident happened by Gordon Avenue just before Rumford Point when Livak took his eyes off the road.

“He looked left and his car drifted off the road to the right,” Winson said.

The Saab went into a ditch, then slammed into a 2001 Ford Explorer owned by Chris Barnett, 43, of Rumford, he said. Barnett’s SUV was parked in a yard.

The impact spun the Saab 180 degrees and it rolled over an unknown amount of times before coming to rest, Winson said.
Both vehicles were totaled.

Livak was wearing his safety belt.

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