A city woman was hospitalized Tuesday after her car collided with a pick-up truck on William Clarke Drive in Westbrook at about 5:15 p.m.

Police said Erica Pafcucci, 23, Westbrook, was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. At American Journal deadline Wednesday, it was not known if she had been released.

According to police, traffic on the Gorham-bound, outside lane on William Clarke Drive had stopped to allow a white Dodge pickup truck driven by Michelle Hutchins, 23, Buxton, onto the Portland-bound lanes. Police said Pafcucci, driving a red Honda Prelude on the Gorham-bound inside lane, did not see the pickup entering the road and crashed into her.

Sgt. Alan Twombley of the Westbrook Police Department said some witnesses thought Pafcucci may have been speeding, while others thought she wasn’t speeding but driving too fast for the rush-hour traffic conditions.

William Clarke Drive was temporarily closed to traffic between Brackett and Central streets.

Westbrook’s Officer Thomas Roche was also on the scene, but left to respond to another accident near Hannaford supermarket. Twombley said that accident was minor.

Accident on Stretcher Erica Pafcucci, 23, Westbrook, is taken to the hospital after a vehicle accident on William Clarke Drive. One lane of traffic had stopped to let a vehicle onto the street from the municipal parking lot behind CVS, but Pafcucci did not see the entering truck.


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