Dump truck rolls in Eddington after collision

Emergency workers help a woman involved in a collision with a commercial dump truck on Route 9 in Eddington on Monday, June 7, 2010. Truck driver Charles &quotHaley" Collins, Jr. said that he was traveling from Milford to Eddington on Route 9 when a passenger car crossed the center line, causing a collision. Penobscot County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff Daren Mason said that the driver and passenger of the car sustained injuries but that they were not life-threatening. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY BRIDGET BROWN
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Emergency workers help a woman involved in a collision with a commercial dump truck on Route 9 in Eddington on Monday, June 7, 2010. Truck driver Charles "Haley" Collins, Jr. said that he was traveling from Milford to Eddington on Route 9 when a passenger car crossed the center line, causing a collision. Penobscot County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff Daren Mason said that the driver and passenger of the car sustained injuries but that they were not life-threatening. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY BRIDGET BROWN
Posted June 07, 2010, at 11:22 a.m.
&quotI was glad I wasn't mowing my lawn," said Robert Sherwood of Eddington as he examined a commercial truck transporting gravel which overturned in his yard Monday, June 7, 2010. Charles &quotHaley" Collins, Jr. said that he was traveling from Milford to Eddington on Route 9 when a passenger car crossed the center line, causing a collision. Penobscot County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff Daren Mason said that the driver and passenger of the car sustained injuries but that they were not life-threatening. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY BRIDGET BROWN
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"I was glad I wasn't mowing my lawn," said Robert Sherwood of Eddington as he examined a commercial truck transporting gravel which overturned in his yard Monday, June 7, 2010. Charles "Haley" Collins, Jr. said that he was traveling from Milford to Eddington on Route 9 when a passenger car crossed the center line, causing a collision. Penobscot County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff Daren Mason said that the driver and passenger of the car sustained injuries but that they were not life-threatening. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY BRIDGET BROWN
Neighbors Robert Sherwood (left) and Larry Lancaster of Eddington talk after a commercial dump truck transporting gravel overturned in Sherwood's yard Monday, June 7, 2010. &quotI was glad I wasn't mowing my lawn," said Sherwood who said he had finished that task over the weekend. Truck driver Charles &quotHaley" Collins, Jr. said that he was traveling from Milford to Eddington on Route 9 when a passenger car crossed the center line, causing a collision. Penobscot County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff Daren Mason said that the driver and passenger of the car sustained injuries but that they were not life-threatening. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY BRIDGET BROWN
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Neighbors Robert Sherwood (left) and Larry Lancaster of Eddington talk after a commercial dump truck transporting gravel overturned in Sherwood's yard Monday, June 7, 2010. "I was glad I wasn't mowing my lawn," said Sherwood who said he had finished that task over the weekend. Truck driver Charles "Haley" Collins, Jr. said that he was traveling from Milford to Eddington on Route 9 when a passenger car crossed the center line, causing a collision. Penobscot County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff Daren Mason said that the driver and passenger of the car sustained injuries but that they were not life-threatening. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY BRIDGET BROWN

EDDINGTON, Maine — Two women traveling toward Bangor on Route 9 Monday morning were sent by ambulance to area hospitals after the vehicle they were in crossed the centerline and struck a dump truck, causing it to roll onto its side, police say.

The white 2007 Hyundai Azera that Bangor resident Theolyn Staples, 59, was driving east spun around several times after striking the dump truck around 10:30 a.m.

“She was trapped in the vehicle,” Deputy Daren Mason of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office said just after noon.

The collision happened just east of the bend near the Eddington Store.

Staples’ car came to rest in the roadway. Eddington Fire Department personnel were able to free her and her 89-year-old mother, Marguerite Staples of Swan’s Island, who was her passenger.

The driver suffered a cut to her arm and possibly had a broken leg and was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Mason said. Marguerite Staples was complaining of chest pains and was taken to St. Joseph Hospital for observation, he said.

The dump truck driver, Charles “Haley” Collins Jr., 48, was not injured, Mason said.

After the vehicles collided, “the dump truck crossed the road and rolled onto its side on the land between 634 and 619 [Main Road], taking down utility poles in the process,” the deputy said.

Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. crews were called to repair the damage, he said.

Collins said he was driving from Thornton Construction in Milford to a project on Davis Pond in Eddington.

“It don’t look like I’m going to make another trip with it today,” he said while inspecting his truck, which had spilled its load onto the two nearby lawns.

Robert Sherwood, who lives at 634 Main Road, stepped outside on Monday to survey the damage.

“I was glad I wasn’t mowing my lawn today,” he said, adding, “I need gravel, but I don’t need that much.”

A Canadian woman who was traveling behind the dump truck told police that she saw Staples’ white car cross the centerline and hit the dump truck, Mason said.

Gail Rowe, a clerk at the Eddington Store, said the store’s power was knocked out for a short period of time around the time of the accident. She said a customer came into the store to tell employees about the accident.

After seeing a sheriff’s cruiser zoom by the store, she took the store’s cordless phone and ran to the side of the roadway, but said she could not see the crash site.

“They must have hit a pole; our electricity went off,” she said. “It came back on, but our electricity went out.”

The roadway briefly was closed to traffic while crews removed debris.

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Dump truck rolls in Eddington after collision

BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY BRIDGET BROWN

Neighbors Robert Sherwood (left) and Larry Lancaster of Eddington talk after a commercial dump truck carrying gravel overturned in Sherwood’s yard on Monday. “I was glad I wasn’t mowing my lawn,” said Sherwood, who said he had finished that task over the weekend. Truck driver Charles “Haley” Collins Jr. said that he was traveling from Milford to Edding-ton on Route 9 when a passenger car crossed the center line, causing a collision. Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff Daren Mason said the driver and passenger of the car suffered injuries, but they were not life-threatening.

BY NOK-NOI RICKER

OF THE NEWS STAFF

EDDINGTON — Two women traveling toward Bangor on Route 9 Monday morning were sent by ambulance to area hospitals after the vehicle they were in crossed the centerline and struck a dump truck, causing it to roll onto its side, police say.

The white 2007 Hyundai Azera that Bangor resident Theolyn Staples, 59, was driving east spun around several times after striking the dump truck around 10:30 a.m.

“She was trapped in the vehicle,” Deputy Daren Mason of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office said just after noon.

The collision happened just east of the bend near the Eddington Store.

Staples’ car came to rest in the roadway. Eddington Fire Department personnel were able to free her and her 89-year-old mother, Marguerite Staples of Swan’s Island, who was her passenger.

The driver suffered a cut to her arm and possibly had a broken leg and was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Mason said. Marguerite Staples was complaining of chest pains and was taken to St. Joseph Hospital for observation, he said.

The dump truck driver, Charles “Haley” Collins Jr., 48, was not injured, Mason said.

After the vehicles collided, “the dump truck crossed the road and rolled onto its side on the land between 634 and 619 [Main Road], taking down utility poles in the process,” the deputy said.

Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. crews were called to repair the damage, he said.

Collins said he was driving from Thornton Construction in Milford to a project on Davis Pond in Eddington.

“It don’t look like I’m going to make another trip with it today,” he said while inspecting his truck, which had spilled its load onto the two nearby lawns.

Robert Sherwood, who lives at 634 Main Road, stepped outside on Monday to survey the damage.

“I was glad I wasn’t mowing my lawn today,” he said, adding, “I need gravel, but I don’t need that much.”

A Canadian woman who was traveling behind the dump truck told police that she saw Staples’ white car cross the centerline and hit the dump truck, Mason said.

Gail Rowe, a clerk at the Eddington Store, said the store’s power was knocked out for a short period of time around the time of the accident. She said a customer came into the store to tell employees about the accident.

After seeing a sheriff’s cruiser zoom by the store, she took the store’s cordless phone and ran to the side of the roadway, but said she could not see the crash site.

“They must have hit a pole; our electricity went off,” she said. “It came back on, but our electricity went out.”

The roadway briefly was closed to traffic while crews removed debris.

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