TRENTON, Maine — A local man was injured Tuesday afternoon with injuries that were not life-threatening, when his truck rolled several times on Route 204, according to police.
James Carney, 59, was driving a 1998 Ford Ranger east on the road between Route 3 and Buttermilk Road when he lost control of the vehicle at about 1:30 p.m., according to Deputy Ben Astbury of the Hancock Sheriff’s Department. The truck hit an embankment by a driveway and then rolled several times, coming to rest on its wheels, Astbury said.
The truck was demolished and Carney complained of pain on his left side, the deputy said. He said the extent of Carney’s injuries were not clear but they did not appear to be life-threatening. Carney was flown by LifeFlight helicopter from a nearby golf course to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor as a precautionary measure, he said.
Astbury said it was still unclear at about mid-afternoon Tuesday why Carney had lost control of the truck. He said he was not sure if Carney had been wearing a seat belt but that the truck’s driver’s side airbag was deployed during the accident.