CONWAY — A two-car crash around 11 a.m. at the intersection of North-South Road and Seavey Street in North Conway resulted in a woman being taken to Memorial Hospital.

According to police, a red 1992 Jeep Cherokee operated by elderly woman was traveling north on North-South Road, while a 2006 Honda Odyssey minivan heading eastbound on Seavey was approaching the intersection with North-South.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the female operator of the Honda failed to yield at the stop sign and crossed into the intersection of North-South Road causing a collision with the Jeep. 

The driver of the Jeep was transported to Memorial Hospital by North Conway Ambulance with a laceration to her head.

Lt. Chris Mattei of Conway PD said injuries sustained appeared to be non-life threatening. 

The road was closed to one lane of traffic from around 11:30 a.m. until about noon.

A woman who was passing by told the Sun that the minivan was attempting to cross the intersection toward the post office and hit the Jeep, which was heading north.

"I had to swerve off into the road to keep from hitting her," the passerby said of the minivan. "She didn't stop. She just came right through."

Conway Daily Sun Media Sales Development Manager Phil Ouellette and Advertising Sales Representative Mitch Hanson heard the crash from their desks.

Ouellette said they saw the Jeep over the curb and down along the tracks of the Mountain Division railroad tracks.

"My instinct was to see if anybody was hurt," said Ouellette, adding he could see from his desk that the woman in the Jeep was bleeding.

Ouellette said he helped the Jeep driver to find Kleenex as she was bleeding from the nose and the forehead.

Moments later, he said the minivan driver came over to check on the woman. He said that driver identified herself as a nurse from Androscoggin Valley Hospital. He also said there was a young woman passenger in the minivan who was shaken up. He said the airbag went off on the passenger side of the Honda.

Ouellette said the Jeep driver said she had been on her way to Memorial Hospital for a medical appointment.

No other details were known at press time.

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