FAIRFIELD — A 78-year-old Fairfield woman was taken by ambulance to a hospital after a two-car crash Tuesday afternoon on Greene Road.

Lorraine R. Blaisdell may have had a medical condition that caused her to swerve into the oncoming lane and clip another car on the front driver’s side, said Fairfield police Officer Shanna Blodgett.

Blaisdell had been grocery shopping and was returning to her Greene Road home when the crash happened about 2:08 p.m., Blodgett said.

“I laid on the horn and I tried to dodge her,” said Julia Salsbury, 25, the driver of the car that was hit.

“Then I heard a great big crash,” she said.

Salsbury, also of Fairfield, said she saw smoke, dialed 911 and encouraged her nephew, Zebadiah Thomas, 4, to get out of his child car seat.

Delta Ambulance personnel took Blaisdell to MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Thayer Campus in Waterville, Blodgett said.

The officer said Blaisdell said that she had chest pain where the seatbelt had restrained her.

Salsbury said her right wrist was sore and as a precaution she and her nephew would be examined at a hospital.

Both airbags deployed in Salsbury’s 2002 Pontiac. Neither airbag deployed in Blaisdell’s 2005 Buick Century.

Fairfield Fire and Rescue also responded to the scene.

Beth Staples — 861-9252

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