Hit-and-run accident injures one in Lebanon
LEBANON – A woman was injured when her car was struck by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday night, authorities said.
According to the Lebanon Rescue Department, the accident was reported about 6:15 p.m. on Carl Broggi Highway near Stokewood Drive.
Rescue crews said they found a Jeep with heavy damage to its front end and driver's side. The driver said she was headed east on the highway when she saw a vehicle coming in the opposite direction headed directly toward her.
She told rescue crews that she tried to avoid a collision, but the oncoming vehicle hit her nearly head-on and then continued away from the scene.
The 31-year-old Farmington, N.H., woman was wearing a seat belt, authorities said. She was taken to Frisbie Hospital in Rochester, N.H., and her injuries were described as not life-threatening.
Lebanon Rescue does not release names of those it treats, citing federal patient privacy laws.
The woman's three children were in the Jeep and all were in child protective seats with seat belts. They were treated at the scene and turned over to their father, who came to the scene of the accident.
Maine State Police are investigating the accident.