WATERVILLE — A two-vehicle accident on Main Street sent a Fairfield man to the hospital with minor injuries Sunday morning.
Makita Champagne, 21, of Fairfield, was taken to Inland Hospital for neck and back pain after the black 2010 Suzuki Kizashi he was driving collided with a white 2012 Chevy Equinox driven by Gail Besson, 70, of Shawmut, according to police. Champagne was released from the hospital early Sunday afternoon, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
A little before 8 a.m., the Chevy driven by Besson was moving into the middle lane to turn left in front of Dunkin Donuts on Main Street, according to Waterville Police Department Sgt. Lincoln Ryder. The Suzuki, driven by Champagne, was following Besson’s car when Champagne attempted to pass the car on the right, Ryder said. Champagne’s car clipped the right rear of Besson’s sport utility vehicle, causing Champagne’s car to roll onto its driver’s side, Ryder said.
Damage to both vehicles was substantial, Ryder said, and both were towed from the scene. The southbound lanes were closed and traffic was diverted into one of the northbound lanes, which were split with safety cones.