Car Accident Friday Morning in Derby Line

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DERBY LINE — Four people were taken to North Country Hospital on Friday morning following a car accident on U.S. Route 5 in Derby Line.

Lisa Dingman, 53, of Newport, was driving a 2009 Toyota Corolla, and was exiting a private driveway located off Route 5 at around 9:30 a.m. Monique Higginson, 35, of Derby, was headed south in a 2004 Kia Optima, when the collision occurred.

Both operators and passengers were wearing their seat belts and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Dingman, Higginson and Higginson’s two passengers, were transported to North Country Hospital by Derby Line and Newport ambulance to be treated for their injuries.

Both vehicles sustained damage and were towed from the scene by East Main Auto out of Newport. The Toyota had extensive drivers side damage, and the Kia had extensive front end damage.

Derby Line fire department and Orleans county sheriff’s department were also dispatched to the scene.

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