Correction: This story was updated at 4:48 p.m., Oct. 20, 2011, to give the correct name of the woman who was hospitalized. It was Christine I. Byrd.


LYMAN — A Sanford woman was taken to the hospital this morning after the car she was driving crashed in Lyman as she swerved to avoid an oncoming car.

Christine I. Byrd, 37, was driving west on Route 111 toward Sanford when she lost control of her car at 7:45 a.m., left the road, hit a series of mailboxes and ended up on an embankment, the York County Sheriff’s Office said.

She had swerved to avoid a car driven by Donna Dresser, 62, of Alfred, who was headed east toward Biddeford when she crossed the road’s center line. Dresser lost control of her car on the slippery road as she slowed for traffic in front of her, the sheriff’s office said. The two cars did not collide.

Byrd was taken to Southern Maine Medical Center with what appeared to be minor injuries, the sheriff’s office said. Dresser did not require medical attention.