MADISON — A 72-year-old woman was taken to a Bangor hospital Saturday afternoon by LifeFlight helicopter after a tow truck crossed the center line and hit her car head-on on White School House Road.

The accident closed the road, which connects Main Street in Madison to Skowhegan, for more than two hours.

The woman, whose name is not being released, was driving west toward Madison when her gold Ford Taurus was struck head-on by the tow truck, which had tried to stop behind another car that was turning, said Officer Eric Bronson, of the Madison Police Department. The brakes on the truck locked up, causing it to kick out and move into the opposite lane, he said.

It is likely there will be charges, said Bronson, who also would not release the truck driver’s name.

A male passenger in the car was taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan for treatment of minor injuries, he said. The woman was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. The truck driver was uninjured, Bronson said.

Firefighters from Anson, Madison and Skowhegan responded to the accident, along with the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department and Maine State Police. Madison police and the Somerset County district attorney will be investigating the accident.

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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