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Minor Injuries in UMaine Womens Basketball Bus Crash


The University of Maine womens’ basketball team was involved in an accident when their bus left the interstate and crashed into some trees in Massachusetts.Reports from the scene say the driver slumped over the wheel, at which point head coach Richard Baron attempted to take the wheel but was thrown into the stairwell as the bus hit the median and crossed all four northbound lanes coming to a stop off the interstate in the woods.

The following is the latest release for the University of Maine:

Update as of Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 8 AM

University of Maine women’s basketball player Milica Mitrovic sustained a broken hand and a bus driver was injured after the bus transporting the team to a game in Boston went off Interstate 95 near Georgetown, Mass., at approximately 8:30 last night.

Head coach Richard Barron also was treated for minor facial lacerations. All the players and staff on the bus were taken to three area hospitals for observation and were released early this morning.

The bus driver was lifeflighted from the scene.

The team will be traveling back to Orono today. Tonight’s game against Boston University has been canceled.

The bus was southbound when it left the highway, crossed the median and the northbound lanes, and came to a stop in a wooded area. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

The Bears are scheduled to play their regular season finale Saturday at home against UNH.

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