Traffic on a section of Western Avenue in Augusta was limited to one lane Thursday morning after a car driving toward Manchester rolled onto its side just past the Prescott Road intersection.

Augusta police responded to a report of the accident at 9:21 a.m., and the scene was cleared less than an hour later. No one was injured, Sgt. Christian Behr said.

The accident happened when Edwin Wyman, 86, of Manchester, stopped the Honda Element he was driving toward Manchester so he could make a left turn, Behr said.

A Jeep Cherokee driven by James D. Forest, 34, of Augusta, was following the Honda and, at the last second, swerved into the shoulder to avoid striking it, but the Jeep struck the Honda on its passenger side, Behr said. That impact pushed the Jeep into the guardrail and rolled it onto its driver side, Behr said.

At least one wrecker came to roll the Jeep into an upright position.

Behr said he does not think anyone will be charged in connection with the accident.

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

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