FARMINGTON — A Farmington woman suffered minor injuries after part of a manhole cover flew into her windshield Wednesday morning.

Sierra McGraw, 26, was driving south on Route 2 near Hight Chevrolet car dealership when her vehicle was hit by half of a manhole cover, said Officer Ryan Rosie of the Farmington Police Department.

Rosie said police think a tractor-trailer was driving north on Route 2 when the truck drove over the manhole cover, splitting it and causing it to fly into the support beam between her windshield and driver-side window.

“It’s a fairly unique situation,” he said.

Rosie said the manhole was recently worked on, so it’s possible the cover was not securely fitted into the manhole and that caused it to break when hit by the tractor-trailer.

The driver of the tractor-trailer did not stop after the accident and Rosie said the driver probably did not know what had happened.

McGraw was treated at the accident scene by NorthStar ambulance crews but was not taken to the hospital, Rosie said. He said she appeared to have only suffered superficial scratches.

Kaitlin Schroeder — 861-9252
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