Sabattus police said Amanda Leigh Welch, 36, of Wales was hospitalized early Wednesday morning after her car slammed into boulders and flipped end over end on Middle Road. Sabattus Police Department

SABATTUS — A Wales woman was hospitalized early Wednesday after her car struck boulders on Middle Road and she was ejected.

According to Lt. Dan Davies of the Sabattus Police Department, police were dispatched at 12:36 a.m. to Middle Road for the report of a crash.

Davies said Officer Chris Miller found Amanda Leigh Welch, 36, of Wales lying facedown in the snow about 50 yards from her vehicle, which had crashed into boulders at the edge of Henry’s Home Builders at 575 Middle Road.

“The impact with the boulders launched the Ford Fusion into the air, resulting in the vehicle going end-over-end,” Davies said.

He said Welch was not properly fastened into her seat and was thrown out.

The vehicle caught fire after the crash, but a Sabattus resident extinguished it before the Sabattus Fire Department arrived, according to Davies.

Welch was taken to Central Maine Medical Center with head and face injuries.

Davies said speed and alcohol were “definite factors” in the crash, and Welch was issued a summons for operating under the influence of alcohol.


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