Boston U., Maine Women’s Basketball Game Postponed Wednesday
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East Conference in conjunction with the University of Maine and Boston University announced that Wednesday night’s Maine-Boston U. women’s basketball game scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. would be postponed following a bus accident involving the University of Maine women’s basketball team on Tuesday.
The accident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night on Interstate 95 near Georgetown, Mass., as the team made its way to Boston.
The bus driver, whose identity is not known at this time, was lifeflighted from the scene. Head coach Richard Barron is being treated for minor facial lacerations.
Three team members were transported to an area hospital for observation — players Ashleigh Roberts and Corinne Wellington, and Samantha Wheeler, the team's director of basketball operations.
According to a Maine staff member at the scene, the bus was southbound when it left the roadway, crossed the median and the northbound lanes, and came to a stop off the tree-lined shoulder. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
"We're very thankful that this accident was not any worse than it was," says Robert Dana, vice president for student affairs and dean of students. "The thoughts of the entire University of Maine community are with the bus driver and the team as they contend with this very frightening event."
No reschedule date has been announced.