July 17, 2013

Farmington woman OK after manhole cover launches into her car

By Kaitlin Schroeder kschroeder@centralmaine.com
Staff Writer

FARMINGTON — A Farmington woman suffered minor injuries after part of a manhole cover flew into her windshield Wednesday morning.

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Sierra McGraw, 26, was driving south on Route 2 near Hight Chevrolet car dealership when her vehicle was hit by half of a manhole cover Wednesday morning.

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Sierra McGraw, 26, was driving south on Route 2 near Hight Chevrolet car dealership when her vehicle was hit by half of a manhole cover Wednesday morning.

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Sierra McGraw, 27, was driving south on U.S. Route 2 near Hight Chevrolet when her car was hit by half of a manhole cover, said Officer Ryan Rosie of the Farmington Police Department.

Rosie said police think a tractor-trailer was driving north on U.S. 2 when the truck drove over the manhole cover, splitting it and causing part of it to fly into the support beam between her windshield and driver-side window.

“It’s a fairly unique situation,” he said.

Rosie said the manhole was worked on recently, so it’s possible the cover was not fitted into the manhole securely and that caused it to break when hit by the tractor- trailer.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, who Rosie said probably didn’t know what happened, did not stop after the accident.

McGraw was treated at the accident scene by NorthStar ambulance crews but was not taken to the hospital, Rosie said. He said she appeared to have suffered only superficial scratches.

Kaitlin Schroeder — 861-9252
kschroeder@mainetoday.com

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