ROCKPORT — Two people were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning, Jan. 11 following a car crash on Route 1 in which a U.S. Postal Service vehicle veered into the oncoming lane.

The crash occurred at about 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 11 by the Offshore Restaurant in Rockport.

According to Rockport police, a 1990 General Motors U.S. Postal Service carrier van, operated by Stephen Farnum, 73, of Waldoboro, was traveling north on Route 1 and veered into the other lane, striking a 2003 Volvo, operated by William Petrini, 88 of Camden, who was heading south.

The postal truck ended up on its side on the side of the road by the southbound lane. The Volvo ended up about 100 yards south in the middle of the road.

A third vehicle, a 2012 Ford sports utility vehicle, operated by Leanna Spear, 39 of Rockport, was damaged by debris from the initial crash.

North East Mobile Health Services responded as did Rockland Emergency Medical Services, Rockport Fire and Camden and Rockport police.

Farnum and Petrini were taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport with non-life threatening injuries.

One lane of Route 1 was reopened at about 11:30 a.m.

Both vehicles were removed from the scene by Camden Exxon.

The crash is under investigation by Officer Travis Ford of Rockport Police Department.

A postal truck was on its side after flipping following a head-on crash. Photo by Stephen Betts

Emergency responders tend to the occupant of a vehicle in the crash. Photo by Stephen Betts