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Saab 9-3 SportCombi Driver flips car onto roof

Saab 9-3 on the roofSaab 9-3 on the roof

On July 20, 2015 at 0846 hours, police were called to the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles on Route One near the Kennebunk town line, in Wells – York County, Maine, United States.

Witnesses at the scene stated that a 2007 Saab 9-3 SportCombi operated by Tyler Sullivan, 21 of Salem NH was traveling north on Route One at a high rate of speed. Witnesses stated that Saab was passing a car when he struck a southbound 2015 Volkswagen, operated by Deborah James, 62 of Freeport.

Saab 9-3 SportCombi on the roof
Saab 9-3 SportCombi on the roof


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After making contact with James’ vehicle, Saab 9-3 continued across the southbound travel lane and struck several trees and flips car onto roof. James had to be extricated from her vehicle by rescue personnel. Route One was shut down for several hours while police investigated the scene. Sullivan was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland where he is listed in stable condition. James was transported to York Hospital in York where she was treated and released. The Maine Warden Service responded with a Certified Accident Reconstructionist to assist in the investigation.

VW at the place of accident
VW at the place of accident
Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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