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BRIDGEWATER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Distracted driving is to blame for a car crash in Bridgewater that left one person seriously injured, according to Maine State Police.
In a news release, police said the two-car crash happened on Route 1 in Bridgewater around 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Police said 32-year-old Angela Jordan from Bridgewater was driving north on Route 1 when her car drifted into the breakdown lane and slammed into the back of a potato truck that was parked on the shoulder.
Authorities said Jordan was using her cell phone at the time of the crash, causing her to be distracted. She was taken Aroostook Medical Center to be treated for serious, but non-life threatening internal injuries. She was wearing her seatbelt when the accident occurred.
The driver of the potato truck was not in the truck at the time of the crash. Police said he was checking the vehicle for a flat tire and had the right turn signal on. He has been identified as 20-year-old Taylor Jameson of Monticello. Police said he was not injured.
Jordan's vehicle sustained heavy damage and is considered a total loss. The potato truck had extensive damage to the rear axles, frame, and bumper.
State police said the Maine Warden Service and Bridgewater Fire Department assisted them on scene.