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Two injured in head-on crash
Updated On: Apr 08, 2011


Two injured in head-on crash

LEWISTON — Two women were injured and their vehicles demolished in a head-on collision on Lisbon Street early Monday afternoon.
Jayne Bickford, 86, of Lisbon Falls was heading east near Liberty Mutual when she swerved into oncoming traffic at about 12:45 p.m., Lewiston police Sgt. Dave St. Pierre said. Bickford's minivan hit another minivan driven by Wendy Raymond, 34, of Lewiston.
The Lewiston Fire departments worked with United Ambulance Service for an hour and a half to free Raymond from the wreckage.
“The dashboard was pinning her in pretty good,” St. Pierre said. “It took a lot of work,” he said, adding that Monday's extremely cold temperatures also made the process a challenge.
Raymond and Bickford were taken to Central Maine Medical Center, St. Pierre said. Their injuries included broken bones, but were considered not life-threatening, he said. Raymond was in stable condition late Monday night at CMMC.
Several employees of Auburn-based T. Buck Construction who were working on the Maine Turnpike overpass near the accident went to the scene to help, St. Pierre said. When police arrived, the construction workers were helping the drivers and directing traffic around the vehicles, he said.
“It was a very good combined effort of fire department, police and the community,” St. Pierre said.

Rescue personnel worked for 90 minutes to free Wendy Raymond of Lewiston  from her minivan, left, after it and the minivan at right collided near 1775 Lisbon St. in Lewiston shortly before 1 p.m. Monday.

- Amber Waterman/Sun Journal

Cpl. Larry Baril, left, assists Lewiston firefighters as they attempt to free Wendy Raymond of Lewiston from her Plymouth minivan shortly after 1 p.m. Monday near 1775 Lisbon St. in Lewiston. The woman's vehicle and another minivan driven by Jayne Bickford of Lisbon Falls collided.

- Amber Waterman/Sun Journal

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