SKOWHEGAN — Two people, including a high school student on his way to school, were taken to the hospital Friday morning after a motor vehicle crash on Canaan Road.
Skowhegan police Officer Jason Gayne said high snowbanks and ice at the end of the student’s driveway contributed to the 7:40 a.m. accident. Gayne said the crash happened near Dudley Corner Road on Canaan Road, which is also U.S. Route 2.
“The individual, who is in high school, went to pull out of his driveway. He said he checked both ways. The snowbanks were in the way,” Gayne said. “He put it in drive, stepped on it and at the same time as he was starting to head across the intersection, there was a guy who had just gotten out of work, heading home.”
Gayne said the student, whose name he didn’t release, was driving a 2002 Subaru Legacy wagon and “T-boned” a 2007 Toyota Camry driven by Paul Withee, 67, of Hartland, who was driving east toward Canaan on the road.
The Toyota was destroyed. The Subaru had heavy front-end damage.
Both drivers were taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan. Gayne said the student suffered lacerations from a deployed airbag. He was treated and released.
Withee suffered a broken foot and was admitted to the hospital. His injuries were not life-threatening.
No charges are anticipated, Gayne said.