ARUNDEL — A Massachusetts man and his wife were transported to Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford this afternoon after their car bounced off a guardrail and skidded across three lanes of traffic on the Maine Turnpike in Arundel.

State Trooper Phil Alexander said that 73-year-old Stephen Hemingway, of Salem, Mass., fell asleep at the wheel of his 2007 Dodge Caliber while he and his wife 62-year-old, Nancy Hemingway, were headed southbound on the Maine Turnpike.

Alexander said Hemingway’s car drifted across the highway before striking a guardrail. The vehicle then skidded across three lanes of traffic before coming to rest. No other cars were hit.

Alexander described the couple’s injuries as non-lifethreatening. Southbound traffic on the Maine Turnpike was restricted to one lane from about 4 to 5 p.m. today.