WEST ENFIELD, Maine — A single-vehicle crash on Old County Road North late Saturday night resulted in bumps and bruises, but also may lead to charges.
“No one was ejected from the truck or seriously hurt, but two [people] went to the hospital to be checked out. There were six occupants, and the two in front were wearing seat belts,” said Maine State Police Sgt. David Millett. “The driver was an 18-year-old who was driving with a learner’s permit.”
Driver Kimberley Gorrell, 18, of Enfield was one of the people taken to Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln along with Jeffrey Pinkham, 22, of Enfield. Both had bumps and bruises. Pinkham struck his head on a metal toolbox in the back of the cab.
Gorrell was driving a 1997 Ford extended cab pickup truck around 11:30 p.m. when the truck left the road while going around a sharp corner, became airborne and struck an OTT Communications utility pole, downing electrical and communication wires.
“The truck continued on after striking the pole and came to a stop in a field about 150 feet away,” Millett said.
A firefighter who lives near the accident scene was able to provide aid to the truck’s passengers.
Alcohol was not involved in the accident, but Millett issued a summons for driver inattention and said more charges may be pending as the investigation continues.
Because Gorrell is driving with a permit, state law requires a supervising passenger in the front passenger seat and that passenger has to be at least 20 years old and have had a valid license for at least