Addison man crushed by rolling pickup truck

Posted Oct. 22, 2010, at 6:52 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 12:07 p.m.

ADDISON, Maine — A local man was flown Friday morning to a Bangor hospital after being pinned between two pickup trucks in the driveway of his home, according to a local official.

Fire Chief Sheldon Trundy said the accident occurred at a home on Ridge Road shortly before 7:45 a.m. The man was injured when, while working on a pickup truck in his driveway, it started to roll toward the other truck.

The man, of whose identity Trundy was unsure, tried to get to the cab of the rolling truck to step on the brake but got pinned between the two, the chief said. A woman who had been driving past the man’s residence contacted officials about the accident at 7:45 a.m. through her vehicle’s OnStar emergency system, he said.

The man is in his 30s and suffered “crushing upper body injuries” in the accident, according to Trundy. The man was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center, he said.

Trundy, who did not go to the scene himself, said he had no further details about the accident or the man’s condition. According to a dispatcher with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, police did not respond to the accident report because it happened on private property.

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