One woman was hurt following a three-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 202 near Bog Road in Monmouth about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Patrick Lent was driving west on Route 202 and had stopped to make a left turn onto Blue Road when his Toyota Camry was struck from behind by a Sprinter van driven by Michael Zelbey, according to Monmouth Police Officer Richard Alexander.

After that collision, the Sprinter crossed into the eastbound lane and collided with a Hyundai Tucson driven by a woman, whose name Alexander didn’t have.

He said the woman was taken by ambulance to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

Traffic was diverted down Bog Road for about an hour, but all emergency vehicles cleared the scene a little after 5:30 p.m.

In late June, a Sabattus man died following a crash on Route 202 in Monmouth and a woman was seriously injured. Kenneth Rucker, 48, was the third person killed in a crash on the stretch of road between Leeds and Manchester since March.

There have been a number of serious and fatal crashes on Route 202 between Leeds and Monmouth in recent years. The Maine Department of Transportation is planning to add center rumble strips in Winthrop, and perhaps Monmouth, to help alert drivers who drive into the oncoming lane.


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