Helicopters from LifeFlight of Maine landed on Route 1 in Brunswick Tuesday afternoon to take two people to area hospitals following a serious crash. Credit: Courtesy of Brunswick Fire Department

Firefighters spent more than an hour extricating two people from a car following a single-vehicle crash on Route 1 in Brunswick that closed the highway for about an hour.

At 3 p.m., a 2010 Lincoln MKZ went off the road in the northbound lanes about 1 mile past Cook’s Corner and crashed into a tree in the median, Brunswick police Cmdr. Thomas Garrepy said in a release.

The driver, Shirley Anderson, 86, of Naugatuck, Connecticut, and a 15-year-old girl from Nevada were cut from the vehicle by firefighters.

Two LifeFlight of Maine helicopters landed north of the crash and took Anderson to Central Maine Medical Center and the teen to Maine Medical Center. Both suffered serious injuries, Garrepy said.

Deputy Chief Donald Koslosky of the Brunswick Fire Department said it took firefighters approximately an hour to extricate both people from the car.

West Bath firefighters assisted at the scene.

Brunswick police are investigating the cause of the crash.

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