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.