Oxford firefighters brace up Richard Danowski’s Ford Focus after it flipped beside Route 121 near the Otisfield town line early Monday morning. Danowski, 54, of Otisfield was taken to a hospital for complaints of chest pain, according to police. (Chuck Blaquiere photo)

OXFORD — An Otisfield driver was taken to a hospital with minor injuries Monday morning, after the car he was driving hit a guardrail and flipped on its side on Route 121, Oxford Police officer Alan Coffin said.

Richard Danowski, 54, was driving his 2002 Ford Focus toward Oxford village when his car hit the guardrail near the boat launch on Thompson Lake at 6:23 a.m. The windshield was removed to get him out of the car, Coffin said.

Danowski was taken to Stephens Memorial Hospital for complaints of chest pain.

Coffin said it appears Danowski was driving too fast, based on Officer Bryce Mason’s report.

Richard Danowski, 54, of Otisfield was trapped in his 2002 Ford Focus after it crashed on Route 121 in Oxford early Monday morning. Firefighters removed the windshield to free him from the overturned car near the boat launch on Thompson Lake. (Chuck Blaquiere photo)


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