WATERVILLE — Police temporarily shut down Gilman Street after a car rolled over on Thayer Bridge around 10:45 a.m. Monday.

Cecile Grenier, 85, of Waterville, was driving her 2008 Toyota Corolla down Mayflower Hill Drive when she hit the concrete barrier on the rail of the bridge, Waterville police Sgt. Dan Goss said.

The car drove up on the barrier on its right side until it overturned and then skidded, trapping Grenier inside. Rescue crews extricated her “rapidly,” Goss said, pulling the car into a position where they could get her out so they didn’t have to use extrication tools.

The road was unpassable because of the number of emergency personnel at the scene, so police shut it down for about a half-hour.

Grenier “has no recollection of striking” the barrier, Goss said. She told police she wasn’t distracted at the time of the crash.

Grenier was taken to Thayer Center for Health, but Goss said he didn’t know the extent of her injuries. She was conscious, alert and talking to the EMTs at the scene, he said, and her vitals were fine.

The car is most likely totaled, but Goss said the bridge sustained only a few scratches.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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Twitter: @madelinestamour

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