Driver seriously injured in Rockland crash

By Stephen Betts | Nov 26, 2017
Photo by: Rockland Fire Department A Rockland fire and emergency medical services crew work to remove Aaron Fogg from his crashed pickup truck on South Main Street.

Rockland — A 31-year-old Rockland man was seriously injured Saturday night when his pickup truck knocked down a utility pole and struck a large tree.

Aaron Fogg was heading south on Main Street shortly after 11 p.m. Nov. 25 when he struck the utility pole, knocking it down, and then striking a large tree near the intersection with Hall's Lane, said Rockland Police Sgt. Matthew Lindahl.

Fogg suffered multiple broken bones and was taken by Rockland emergency medical services ambulance to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. He was then flown by a LifeFlight helicopter to a trauma center, according to Rockland Fire Chief Christopher Whytock.

The Jaws of Life extrication equipment was used to remove Fogg from the truck, according to the fire chief.

Lindahl said speed was a factor and alcohol is also believed to have contributed to the crash.

The 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck was destroyed.

Power was knocked out to a section of the South End for a few hours.

Fogg's condition Sunday morning was not immediately available.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Dale Hayward | Nov 26, 2017 21:51

With the impact, speed, with smell or behavior, alcohol. Is that so unusual for the police to give at least some indication of what went wrong. Did the guy running down the street give an indication of liquor on the driver or his speed?????

Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Nov 26, 2017 16:48

I wonder what made the police think it might be speed and alcohol, the shattered pole and gouged up tree or his buddy running down the street yelling about a fight at the bar.

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