Driver injured in Route 1 crash in Camden

By Susan Mustapich | Jan 15, 2018

CAMDEN — A driver had to be cut from his truck after crashing into a utility pole beside Route 1, near the Lincolnville-Camden town line the morning of Jan. 15.

David Marriner, 51, of Knox was heading south on Route 1 when his truck left the road, went into a ditch and struck a utility pole around 6:30 a.m., according to Camden Police Officer Brook Hartshorn. Camden Fire Department used extrication equipment to remove Marriner from his vehicle, and the extrication was completed by 7:06 a.m., according to Fire Chief Chris Farley. The truck hit the utility pole near the driver's side front tire, Farley said. Due to the impact, the driver's side door could not be opened, and the dashboard was pushed forward pinning Marriner's legs in the vehicle.

A North East Mobile Health Services ambulance took Marriner to Pen Bay Medical Center at 7:27 a.m.

The truck blocked the southbound lane, reducing traffic to a single lane, according to police.

Central Maine Power Co. was called to replace the damaged pole.

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