Gouldsboro, Maine — February 27, 2012

An off-road accident caused by a snow-covered road left a woman and her daughter injured Monday night.

According to the Gouldsboro Police Department, Holly Sprague, 33, of Steuben was driving on Maine Route 195 when she lost control of her vehicle on the snow-covered road about 9 p.m. The car went across the road before the passenger side crashed into a utility pole.

Ms. Sprague and her 3-year-old daughter were transported to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital for medical attention to serious injuries. They were then transferred by medical helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center for further treatment. Ms. Sprague was later taken to a hospital in Massachusetts. Ms. Sprague’s 5-year-old daughter, who was also in the vehicle, was not injured in the wreck.

The Road Weather Management Program states that snow is a factor in 15 percent of weather-related crashes and is a factor in 12 percent of weather-related crash fatalities.

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