LIVERMORE FALLS — A teenager was injured after the Jeep she was a passenger in went out of control and ended up on its side Sunday on Route 133.

Driver Rachel Jellison, 37, of Wayne was traveling north toward downtown Livermore Falls at about 1:23 p.m. when she became distracted when her passenger, Sarah Staggert, 16, address unknown, started screaming because a spider was on her, Livermore Falls police Chief Ernest Steward said.

Jellison’s 2005 Jeep Wrangler drifted onto the shoulder of the road and Jellison yanked the steering wheel to get it back on the road, officer Vern Stevens said. When the vehicle started to slide, he said, she overcorrected and the Jeep flipped onto the driver’s side on the right side of the road.

Staggert complained of a headache and laceration to her leg, Stevens said.

She was checked out by NorthStar Emergency Medical Services medical personnel but was not taken to a hospital, Steward said.

Jellison was able to get out of the vehicle on her own, Stevens said, but with Staggert complaining of a head injury they wanted to have her checked out before she got out. 

A nurse who was driving by also stopped to help, he said.

Firefighters put up a ladder to help Staggert climb out of the Jeep, Stevens said. They also helped direct traffic around the site.

Stevens estimated the Jeep was totaled.

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