Rollover accident results in injuriesAccident remains under investigation
Rockport — A single-vehicle rollover crash on Route 17 in West Rockport severely injured one of two men inside the vehicle, according to Rockport Police. The accident occurred around 3:15 p.m. on Friday, July 13.
According to Rockport Police Sgt. Travis Ford, a 1996 white GMC pickup truck traveling westbound on Route 17 rolled and struck a rock and a road sign before coming to rest against a tree. Both men inside the truck were injured. The driver was treated at Pen Bay Medical Center and released; the passenger was initially transported to PBMC, from where he later was taken via LifeFlight to Eastern Maine Medical Center for further treatment.
Ford identified the driver as Nicholas Adkins, 22, of Warren and the passenger as Joshua Ransom, 21, of Rockland.
"[Initially] there was some confusion about who was driving the vehicle," said Rockport Police Chief Mark Kelley.
Kelley said a pair of emergency room nurses happened to be traveling on Route 17 and came upon the accident "within seconds." He said the nurses stopped and recognized the severity of Ransom's injuries. The nurses indicated to dispatchers that an ambulance should be expedited and the need for a LifeFlight helicopter was probable.
"It was lucky for the people [in the accident]," Kelley said.
Ford said the cause of the rollover was "some type of driver inattention" and that the accident remains under investigation.
Rockport Police, Rockport Fire Department and Camden First Aid responded at the scene of the crash.
Information on Ransom's condition was not available.
A previous version of this story indicated that the driver sustained severe injuries. Incorrect information was provided by Police.