BOWDOIN — Maine State Police Trooper James Leonard said the Topsham woman injured in a car crash on Route 201 in Bowdoin this morning sustained internal injuries, and while serious the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The crash occurred at around 8:11 a.m. today on Route 201 in Bowdoin just beyond the Route 138 intersection. The 2011 Chevy Cruze, which still had temporary plates on it, was traveling north, went off the left side of the road, struck a tree and apparently flipped over, landing on its roof.
Leonard said somehow the driver, Amelia Thibault, 25, of Topsham, got out before the car caught fire. Leonard was not sure if she was able to free herself or if a passerby pulled her from the vehicle.
Thibault was flown to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston by a LifeFlight helicopter,which landed nearby at Bowdoin Central School, and underwent surgery. Thibault suffered a broken arm, minor head injuries and some serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Leonard said. Because it looked like she didn’t hit the brakes, it may be possible Thibault, who left work very early Friday morning, fell asleep.