Child Flags Down Passerby After Car Accident
An 8-year-old girl flagged down a passerby after a car accident in Westfield that left her mother badly injured.
State Police say they were called to the scene of the accident at around 9:00 Monday evening on Route 1 in Westfield. A driver told police they were flagged down by the child, who told them she and her mother were in a crash and that her mother was hurt.
Troopers say 26-year-old Lily Parady and her daughter had been traveling south when she failed to negotiate a turn and drove the car off the road where it struck a large tree. The Mars Hill Fire Department responded to the scene just north of the Miller Road intersection and had to extricate Parady from the Camry using hydraulic cutters.
Parady suffered serious injuries and her daughter had minor injuries. Both were taken to the Aroostook Medical Center by Crown Ambulance. The girl was treated and released but her mother was later flown to EMMC in Bangor by LifeFlight. There's no word on her condition.
Police say while the daughter was secured in the back seat of the car, her mother was not wearing her seat belt. The crash is under investigation, including why Parady failed to make the turn. The car was totaled.