December 25, 2012

SUV smashes through guardrail, flips, settles on Lebanon riverbank

By Jessica Hall
Staff Writer

LEBANON – A Sanford woman smashed through the guardrail on Little River Road and overturned her SUV before it settled on the riverbank just feet from the icy water, police said on Tuesday.

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This photo provided by the Lebanon Rescue Department's Facebook page shows an SUV that smashed through a guardrail Christmas morning and settled on a riverbank. The driver escaped injury.

The 34-year-old woman escaped injury and exited the car on her own. She had been wearing a seatbelt.

Lebanon Rescue Assistant Jason Cole told WCSH Channel 6 the woman had reported falling asleep while driving.

The Maine State Police are investigating the crash.

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