FORT KENT, Maine — A 16-year-old girl from Fort Kent suffered serious injuries after the car she was driving crashed into trees Saturday afternoon in New Canada.
The teen was driving above the speed limit along the New Canada Road before 3:30 p.m. Saturday when she lost control of her 2000 Buick sedan, according to Cpl. Dennis Quint of the Maine State Police.
Her car went airborne as it left the road, crashing into trees. At that point, the sedan came to a rest on its side, suspended in the trees, and she was unable to get out of the car, Quint said.
First responders from the Fort Kent Fire Department had to cut her from the car, Quint said.
She was taken by Fort Kent Ambulance to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent, and she was later taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
Her injuries included a broken neck and two broken orbital bones, Quint said.
Quint said she was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.
An investigation into the crash was ongoing, but police believed speed and texting while driving were factors that led to the crash.