Winterport driver hurt in single-vehicle crash Thursday

Posted Sept. 16, 2010, at 12:28 p.m.
Deputy David Mushrall, left, and Lt. Jason Trundy from the Waldo County Sheriff's Office investigate an accident on the Monroe Road in Winterport in which a white GMC Sierra pickup truck skidded off both sides of the road and rolled over, with the driver being ejected around 11a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010.  The driver, whose name was not being released pending family notification, was transported to the hospital by Hampden Fire Dept. ambulance.  Winterport Fire Dept. rescue personnel also responded to the scene.  The accident was about 100 yards from the intersection of Route 69 at Ellingwood's Corner.  Waldo County Detective Jason Bosco was also investigating the accident. (Bangor Daiy News/Scott Haskell)
Deputy David Mushrall, left, and Lt. Jason Trundy from the Waldo County Sheriff's Office investigate an accident on the Monroe Road in Winterport in which a white GMC Sierra pickup truck skidded off both sides of the road and rolled over, with the driver being ejected around 11a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010. The driver, whose name was not being released pending family notification, was transported to the hospital by Hampden Fire Dept. ambulance. Winterport Fire Dept. rescue personnel also responded to the scene. The accident was about 100 yards from the intersection of Route 69 at Ellingwood's Corner. Waldo County Detective Jason Bosco was also investigating the accident. (Bangor Daiy News/Scott Haskell)
Elizabeth Deane, foreground, checks a photo she took with her phone of the pickup truck that skidded and rolled over,ejecting the driver on her Monroe Road lawn before the vehicle came to rest on its side in Winterport Thursday morning, Sept. 16, 2010. Also checking out the scene is her mother-in-law Mary Lou Deane.  Waldo County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident, which was about 100 yards from the intersection of Route 69 at Ellingwood's Corner.  The driver was transported to the hospital by Hampden Fire Dept. ambulance.  Winterport Fire Dept. rescue units also responded to the scene. (Bangor Daily News/Scott Haskell)
Elizabeth Deane, foreground, checks a photo she took with her phone of the pickup truck that skidded and rolled over,ejecting the driver on her Monroe Road lawn before the vehicle came to rest on its side in Winterport Thursday morning, Sept. 16, 2010. Also checking out the scene is her mother-in-law Mary Lou Deane. Waldo County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident, which was about 100 yards from the intersection of Route 69 at Ellingwood's Corner. The driver was transported to the hospital by Hampden Fire Dept. ambulance. Winterport Fire Dept. rescue units also responded to the scene. (Bangor Daily News/Scott Haskell)
Lt. Jason Trundy from the Waldo County Sheriff's Dept. investigates an accident on the Monroe Road in Winterport in which a white GMC Sierra pickup truck skidded off both sides of the road and rolled over, with the driver being ejected around 11a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010.  The driver, whose name was not being released pending family notification, was transported to the hospital by Hampden Fire Dept. ambulance.  Winterport Fire Dept. rescue personnel also responded to the scene.  The accident was about 100 yards from the intersection of Route 69 at Ellingwood's Corner.  Waldo County Detective Jason Bosco and Dep. David Mushrall are also investigating the accident. (Bangor Daiy News/Scott Haskell)
Lt. Jason Trundy from the Waldo County Sheriff's Dept. investigates an accident on the Monroe Road in Winterport in which a white GMC Sierra pickup truck skidded off both sides of the road and rolled over, with the driver being ejected around 11a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010. The driver, whose name was not being released pending family notification, was transported to the hospital by Hampden Fire Dept. ambulance. Winterport Fire Dept. rescue personnel also responded to the scene. The accident was about 100 yards from the intersection of Route 69 at Ellingwood's Corner. Waldo County Detective Jason Bosco and Dep. David Mushrall are also investigating the accident. (Bangor Daiy News/Scott Haskell)

WINTERPORT, Maine — A single-vehicle accident Thursday sent a man to the hospital with serious injuries, according to the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

Michael S. Jordan, 61, of Winterport had been driving alone north on Monroe Road at about 11 a.m. when he skidded around a small curve in the road, crossed two lanes of traffic and drove into a ditch, said Deputy Chief Robert Keating of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

“Speed was a contributing factor,” Keating said Thursday afternoon.

Jordan’s 2003 GMC extended-cab pickup truck struck some rocks and then rolled at least twice before coming to rest against a tree, Keating said.

The driver, who had been ejected, was found several yards away from the truck.

A witness to the accident called 911 and police crews from the sheriff’s office were joined by Hampden Ambulance and Winterport Fire and Emergency Services, Keating said.

Jordan was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with injuries that Keating described as serious. He was listed in fair condition late Thursday night, a hospital nursing supervisor said.

Deputy Dave Mushrall, the primary investigator, is being assisted by Lt. Jason Trundy. The accident is being reconstructed by Deputy Ben Seekins.

CORRECTION: Michael Jordan’s name was misspelled in an earlier version of this story.

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