WILTON — A Rumford boy was taken to the hospital after the car he was a passenger in crashed into a swampy area Monday morning.

The boy, about 5 years old, had been riding in a children’s safety seat in the backseat of a 2002 Ford Focus being driven by his mother, said Wilton police Sgt. Richard H. Billian Jr.

The boy complained of back and neck pain following the crash about 10 a.m. and was taken by ambulance to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was evaluated by doctors and appeared to be unharmed later in the day when preparing to leave the hospital, Billian said.

The mother, Megan McLean, 26, was driving the car east on U.S. Route 2 toward Farmington when the crash happened near Pond Road.

McLean’s car drifted into the shoulder and she overcorrected, crossing the center line and crashing into a swamp, Billian said.

She was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. The car sustained minor damage. Billian said he does not expect to file charges.

David F. Robinson — 861-9287

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