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Dump truck overturns on Old County Road

By Stephen Betts | Nov 16, 2020
Photo by: Stephen Betts A large dump truck overturned Nov. 16 on Old County Road at the Rockland/Thomaston town line.

Rockland — A driver was trapped for nearly an hour in the cab of a large dump truck that overturned on Old County Road.

The crash occurred at about 10:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Rockland/Thomaston town line.

The truck was loaded with sand and headed south when its tires got into the dirt shoulder and the driver over corrected and the vehicle rolled onto its side.

Rockland police and Rockland emergency medical services responded to the crash. Rescue crews had to cut away parts of the cab to free the driver.

John Nadeau, 62, of Lincolnville was taken by ambulance to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. He suffered minor injuries, Rockland police said.

Old County Road was blocked by Thomaston police at Dexter Street. Rockland public services cleaned up the roadway.

Neighbors said they heard a loud noise and saw the overturned truck when they went outside. They said they spoke with the driver, who said he got a tire off the road and lost control of the vehicle.

The truck was a total loss.

Rescue crews work to free the driver of the truck. (Photo by: Stephen Betts)
(Photo by: Stephen Betts)
(Photo by: Stephen Betts)
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Comments (2)
Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Nov 17, 2020 08:36

Luckily nothing  was hurt other than the drivers pride.  Did not say if speed was a factor in the crash.  I have lived on Old County road most of my life and have seen the dramatic increase in heavy truck traffic many traveling much faster than they should through busy residential neighborhoods.  If this pace is allowed to continue the next accident could be much worse perhaps taking the life of a pedrestrian or bicyclist.  I have in just the past year spoken with the Police Chief, City councilors and City Management about the increase of heavy truck traffic on Old County.  No one seems at all interested in doing anything about this highly dangerous situation.  If you are a resident living on Old County please contact me.  I would like to form a citizens group before the speeding trucks and racing cars make this a place we do not wish to live.

Posted by: ANANUR FORMA | Nov 16, 2020 15:18

wow, minor injuries, "Someone up there likes him."

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