HUDSON – Rescue workers removed the roof of a car Tuesday in order to extricate a passenger injured when the vehicle he was in went off Route 221 in Hudson and struck a utility pole.
Both the driver of the car, Bobbi-Jo Arey, 34, of Bangor, and her passenger, Richard Quimby, 49, of Brownville were treated at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor and later released, according to a hospital nursing supervisor.
State Trooper David Millett investigated the accident and was told that Quimby had injured his knee in an accident in December, so rescuers were taking no chances and decided to remove the roof of the 2002 Chrysler Sebring in order to get the Brownville man out.
The accident occurred about 1:50 p.m. when Arey apparently became distracted, went off the road and hit a utility pole. Both air bags in the vehicle deployed, Millett said.