The Sheriff's department responded to numerous accidents which resulted from black ice Monday, including one in Trenton that injured two people. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Icy road crash injures couple

TRENTON — The sheriff’s department responded this morning to several accidents caused by black ice on the roadways, including one on the Oak Point Road that sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries.

According to Deputy Shane Campbell, Deborah Emerson, 52, of Trenton was driving her husband to work around 7:30 a.m. when she lost control of their 2006 pickup on the icy pavement. The Nissan slid off the left side of the road and struck a large maple tree head-on, Campbell said.

Both Emerson and her husband, 44-year-old Sidney Emerson, were transported to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Campbell said. Both of the Emersons were wearing seat belts.

If it weren’t for the tree, the truck most likely would have continued on and crashed into the living room of a home where the owner was asleep on the couch, Campbell said.

The Nissan is a total loss.

Mark Good

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