Maine Police Cruiser Crashes into SUV Causing It to Flip Several Times; Multiple People Injured
It was a very scary situation that unfolded in the blink of an eye on Sunday afternoon in the town of Ellsworth, Maine.
According to WGME 13, an Ellsworth police officer was traveling down the road on Sunday afternoon when he reportedly noticed a speeding vehicle coming the other way. The officer didn't want to waste any time in catching up to the alleged speeder, so he pulled into the breakdown lane and prepared to do a U-turn to catch up to the vehicle, the news station said.
As Officer Zachary Taylor attempted to perform his U-Turn, he struck the side of a Toyota SUV, WGME reported. The force of the impact caused the Toyota SUV to flip over several times before coming to rest in a ditch beside the road, the news station noted.
The crash, which happened near the intersection of Twin Hill Road and Bucksport Road, ended up injuring the two people in the SUV, according to WGME, and the 50-year-old driver and her 70-year-old passenger were both taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth.
Fortunately, the injuries that were sustained in the Sunday rollover are said to be minor. WGME says that the Ellsworth police officer was not hurt in the crash.
Sunday's crash remains under investigation.