Names Of Drivers Involved In Fryeburg Rollover Released

by Christian Mower on September 17, 2018

A 29-year-old pregnant woman from Denmark, Maine and an 8-year-old boy were severly injured in a Saturday morning car accident in Fryeburg. ~ Photo courtesy of Fryeburg Police

FRYEBURG , ME – A pregnant woman and an 8-year-old boy are in critical condition after a serious car accident in Fryeburg Saturday morning. According to Fryeburg Police the 29-year-old Denmark resident, later identified as Bridgette McAvoy, was headed west on Route 302 in her Subaru Outback with three children all under 10-years-old in the vehicle at around 9:30 am. a Volvo, driven by a 56-year-old Irene Thurston of Fryeburg, headed Eastbound entered the westbound lane colliding with the Subaru.

A 29-year-old pregnant woman from Denmark, Maine and an 8-year-old boy were severly injured in a Saturday morning car accident in Fryeburg. ~ Photo courtesy of Fryeburg Police

 

The McAvoy and her 8-year-old son were in critical condition and were Life flighted to Maine Medical center, where they are being treated for potentially life-threatening injuries. Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin said Monday Morning that the victims were stable/fair condition at Maine Medical Center.

A 29-year-old pregnant woman from Denmark, Maine and an 8-year-old boy were severly injured in a Saturday morning car accident in Fryeburg. ~ Photo courtesy of Fryeburg Police

 

The other two children who were in the Subaru, ages three and five, have been treated and released to their family.

The driver of the Volvo was not injured.

Route 302 was closed for all non-emergency personnel for 3.5 hours while Fryeburg Police and a crash reconstruction team investigated the scene. Fryeburg Police Investigators along with Crash Reconstructionists returned to the crash scene Monday for further investigation.

Police say the exact cause of the accident is under investigation, but they believe distracted driving could be to blame.

Center Conway, Conway and United Ambulance Service all responded to the scene, along with Life Flight of Maine.