CHINA — Two people were taken to the hospital Monday after a slippery intersection led to a two-vehicle crash on Route 3.
Renee Ouellette, 19, of China and Palermo, and Gregory Duguay, 47, of Waterville, were taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, said Maine State Police Trooper Eric Verhille. None of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening. Ouellette complained of pain and Duguay, who was driving a company vehicle, was not believed to be injured but went to the hospital at his employer’s request.
The crash occurred shortly after 11 a.m. as Ouellette was driving onto Route 3 from Southern Oaks Drive. Her car, a four-door Chevrolet, spun on the ice, Verhille said. The delay ultimately slowed Ouellette’s progress enough that Duguay, driving a Dodge Caravan east on Route 3, was upon the intersection by the time the Chevrolet emerged from Southern Oaks Drive. Verhille said Duguay swerved to avoid hitting Ouellette’s car, but the van hit the car’s front driver’s side fender.
Verhille said neither speed nor drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash and there are no charges.
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