MECHANIC FALLS — A 28-year-old woman was thrown from her car Monday morning after the car apparently hit an abutment and flipped over several times on Route 121 by the Sawyer Bridge.

Deputy fire Chief Matt Fifield said the unidentified woman was driving north about 9:30 a.m. on Route 121 when her Chevrolet Tracker flipped, ejecting her onto the road.

She sustained head injuries, lacerations and possibly abdominal injurious and was taken to Central Maine Medical Center by LifeFlight, Fifield said. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Angie Mills, a nurse from Central Maine Medical Center who helped the victim on the road, said the woman was thrown about 15 feet from her car and was laying face up, horizontally across the medium strip.

“God was on her side,” said Mills, who administered first aid to the victim with another nurse on the scene. Mills said the woman was conscious and able to answer most questions she posed. Mills said the victim told her she is from Oxford, is married and has four children.

Witnesses said the car appeared to have hit a driveway abutment on a curve just before the Sawyer Bridge intersection.

Chris Stapleton, a truck driver for eWaste in Auburn who was driving north on Route 121, said he got his first aid kit out of the truck and gave it to the nurse.

“I couldn’t believe she was moving,“ he said of the victim. Stapleton said he did not see the accident happen

Fifield said Mechanic Falls and Poland rescue teams were on the scene. LifeFlight landed in Fireman’s Field off Route 11 on the Little Androscoggin River in Mechanic Falls.

Traffic was detoured for about an hour.


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