FREEPORT – Two people were injured in an accident on I-295 southbound shortly after noon today, state police said.

Police said the accident occurred when a car driven by James Diemer, 29 of Brunswick, moved from the passing lane into the travel lane on the highway, hitting a car driven by Kelly Davis, 23, of Las Vegas.

The impact sent Davis’ car off the road and into a tree. The car rolled over after hitting the tree, said Trooper Justin Cooley.

Diemer’s car hit the median guardrail, Cooley said.

Both Davis and her passenger, Shawn Wright, 23, were taken to Parkview Hospital in Brunswick, Cooley said. Davis’ injuries were considered serious, but not life-threatening, he said, while Wright was taken to the hospital for observation.

Cooley said he didn’t have a hometown for Wright.

Diemer was not hurt and was able to drive his car from the scene of the accident. Davis’ car was totalled, Cooley said.

No charges were filed, he said.

Traffic was held up for about 45 minutes, Cooley said, but was no longer backed up about two hours later.