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One UMaine women’s basketball player sustains a broken hand, team safe after Tuesday night bus accident

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.

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