Pedestrian struck by vehicle in double accident

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JAY – A woman whose car had been involved in an accident and was waiting for a tow truck was hit by a car that skidded off the road and into a ditch this morning.

Shantelle Austin, 19, of Livermore Falls, was standing on the side of Route 133 near Beedy Road speaking with a second vehicle’s driver, Tiffany Garris, 33, of Livermore Falls, who was waiting with Austin, when a third vehicle’s driver, Ronald Patterson, 27, of Biddeford, lost control and struck Austin, knocking her into the ditch, said Officer Stephen Wilkinson of the Jay Police Department.

“Austin complained of leg, back, and elbow pain and was transported to Franklin Memorial Hospital for treatment,” Wilkinson said in his report, but her injuries were not life threatening, he added.

Patterson’s 1997 Geo Metro sedan also struck Garris’ 1996 Ford Taurus sedan. Austin was driving a 1992 Mercury Topaz sedan.

The passenger of the vehicle that struck Austin, Sarah Stone, 29, of Norway, complained of neck pain and was also taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital for treatment. Stone’s injuries were also non-life threatening.

“Cause of both accidents is believed to be poor road conditions do to the snowstorm. The road was very slippery,” Wilkerson said. Jay Police Chief Larry White, Sr., assisted Wilkinson at the scene. The Jay Fire Department also responded and assisted with aiding the injured as well as providing traffic control.

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