EDDINGTON, Maine — Police say an elderly couple is in the hospital Monday afternoon following a serious car crash in Eddington along Route 9.
As of 10 p.m. Monday night, the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office said the couple is still at Eastern Maine Medical Center, but their injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening.
Police identified the couple a Jon, 76, and Darlene Perkins, 65, of Lamoine. As of Tuesday afternoon, Jon is in fair condition and Darlene was transported to Portland on Monday for facial surgery.
According to the Penobscot County Sheriff officer at the scene, the driver fell asleep at the wheel of the car and rolled into the embankment, striking a pole in the process.
The driver and the passenger were both taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, one by ambulance and one by Life Flight.
"It was a male and a female, older couple...I don't have their names right now. The female was transported by life flight the male was transported by ambulance, both were in serious condition at the time," Deputy Jon Carson from the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office said.
Route 9 was closed for much of the day in Eddington between Rooks Road and Riverside Drive while crews cleared debris from the scene and towed the car.
According to Versant Power—formerly known as Emera Maine—1,278 customers were without power as a result of the crash.