Four vehicles were involved in a collision Aug. 9 at Pushaw’s Trading Post in South Hope near the intersection of Route 17 and Hart’s Mill Road.

According to Maine State Police Trooper Scott Quintero, the accident occurred when Philip Moody, 87, of Union turned his 1988 Dodge pickup truck in front of a dump truck belonging to Hagar Enterprises of Newcastle. Moody had been headed east and the dump truck was traveling west.

The operator of the dump truck was Dylan Peaslee, 18, of Jefferson.

Traffic was delayed on Route 17 for about a half hour while a helicopter from LifeFlight of Maine arrived to transport Moody to Eastern Maine Medical Center.

Two other vehicles that were parked at Pushaw’s Trading Post were also damaged in the accident.

Kimberly Kuhn, 42, of Hope and two juveniles were in a Saab sport utility vehicle and a 1997 Dodge minivan was parked with a juvenile inside it.

Quintero said there were no injuries other than those sustained by Moody.

The Hope and Union fire departments responded to the scene, along with emergency medical personnel from the Union Ambulance Service and Camden First Aid Association. Maine State Police troopers Jeremy Wesbrock, Darren Foster and Stephen Hills and Sgt. Michael Fields were involved at the scene as was Deputy Mark Tibbetts of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

A spokeswoman from Eastern Maine Medical Center said Aug. 11 that Moody was still a patient at the hospital.

The Herald Gazette Reporter Shlomit Auciello can be reached at 207-236-8511 or by e-mail at