SIDNEY — Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Town Farm and Middle roads in Sidney.

Town Farm Road is the extension of Lewis Road, where Joanne Michaud, 61, of Oakland, driving a blue 2011 Chrysler 200, went through a stop sign after her brakes failed, police said. Her car “T-boned” a blue 2007 Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle on the driver’s side, according to state police Trooper Randy Hall.

Kevin Chase, 43, of Sidney, was in the SUV driving north on Middle Road, approaching Lewis Road, when the accident happened about 4 p.m., Hall said.

Chase sustained a neck injury in the accident and Michaud, a broken right ankle, Hall said. Both vehicles were destroyed.

The road was closed for about 20 minutes in both directions, the trooper said.

Both the car and SUV struck a utility pole, uprooting the pole, and knocking out power to the area. In the immediate aftermath nearly 300 Central Maine Power customers were without power because of the accident. Customers in Oakland, Sidney, Benton and Waterville lost power. A CMP spokesperson confirmed the outages were caused by the broken pole and said the power company would be replacing the pole. Power was restored to all customers later that night and there were no outages reported Friday morning.

At the scene, the front ends of both vehicles were in the ditch facing west, the hood was ripped off the car and debris from both vehicles was strewn all over the road.

Chase was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center, while Michaud was taken to Inland Hospital, both with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Firefighters from Oakland and Sidney worked at the scene in frigid weather. Delta Ambulance workers also were at the scene, which is near the Oakland town line.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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Twitter: @AmyCalder17

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