Collision in Unity sends two to hospital

Posted Jan. 08, 2009, at 9:14 p.m.

UNITY, Maine — Two Waldo County men were taken by ambulance to a Waterville hospital after their pickup trucks collided head-on Thursday morning on a slushy Route 220.

James Saucier, 55, of Unity and David Gibbs, 65, of Knox were taken to Thayer Hospital after the 10:15 a.m. collision. Saucier suffered cuts to the face and complained of chest pain; Gibbs received cuts to the hands and complained of back pain, according to Maine State Police Trooper Luke Cunning-ham.

Cunningham said Gibbs was traveling toward Unity in a 2006 GMC pickup when he lost control in a patch of slush near the Crosby Brook Road inter-section.

The truck skidded into a guardrail and bounced off di-rectly into the path of Saucier’s 1993 Ford Ranger traveling in the opposite direction.

Saucier’s truck came to rest in the middle of the road and Gibbs’ vehicle hit the opposite guardrail, according to police.

Both trucks were total losses, Cunningham said.

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