FARMINGTON — A police cruiser was damaged Wednesday evening when an officer attempted to make a U-turn and didn’t see a vehicle traveling behind him, Police Chief Jack Peck said.

Officer Kevin Lemay, 28, was driving west on U.S. Routes 2 and 4, also known as the Wilton Road, near Irving’s Big Stop at about 6 p.m., Peck said. When Lemay saw an oncoming driver commit a traffic violation, he moved from the center lane to the right lane to make a U-turn and hit the front passenger side of 73-year-old Margaret LeBlond’s Honda in the center lane. 

The impact drove the Livermore Falls’ woman’s car across two lanes of traffic, and it stopped at Haggan Enterprises across Route 2 from Big Stop, investigator Sgt. Kevin Hartley of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said.

LeBlond and her passenger, Marilyn Morin, 81, of Livermore Falls received minor injuries. Both were checked by NorthStar ambulance personnel but neither was taken to the hospital, Peck said.

Lemay was not injured.

Peck expects both vehicles received enough frame damage to be considered total losses. No estimates of damage were available Thursday.

Members of Farmington Fire and Rescue, Farmington Police Department, Wilton Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

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