Car lands on pickup truck after driving off Bath viaduct

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BATH — Neither the two people in a vehicle that broke through a guardrail and drove off the Bath viaduct Monday afternoon, nor the only occupant of the vehicle on which the car landed, received life-threatening injuries, police reported.

Melissa Medina, 37, of Windham – driver of a 2003 Mercury Montana traveling south on the U.S. Route 1 viaduct just after 2:30 p.m. – lost control of her vehicle, possibly due to snowy conditions, according to Police Chief Mike Field. The car broke through about 50 feet of guardrail and fell about 50 feet toward the street below.

It landed on its roof, in the bed of a Ford F-150 driven by Roy Ordway, 60, of Bath, who was heading south on Leeman Highway Extension.

Medina was accompanied by her 12-year-old son; both of them had non-life-threatening injuries. Ordway was not injured.

Police were reconstructing the accident, which closed the viaduct until about 5 p.m. Field said it had been at least 20 years since he had seen such an accident occur.