Bay State man ‘very lucky’ to have survived car crash in Brownville

Posted Aug. 11, 2011, at 9:01 p.m.

BROWNVILLE, Maine — A summer resident of Brownville escaped serious injury late Wednesday night when he lost control of his vehicle and it struck a utility pole.

Daniel Moore, 62, of Byfield, Mass., who has a seasonal home in Brownville, was traveling west on the Stickney Hill Road when the accident occurred at 10 p.m., according to Brownville Police Chief Nick Clukey. Clukey said the vehicle struck the pole sideways, then overturned a couple of times before coming to rest in a wooded area. Moore, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the driver’s side of the vehicle during the crash.

Moore was taken by Three Rivers Ambulance to Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, where he was treated for his injuries, including bumps and bruises, and was then released, according to Clukey.

“Based on the condition of the vehicle, he was very lucky to have survived the crash,” Clukey said Thursday. The 2004 GMC Canyon pickup truck was demolished. Electrical power was disrupted for residents in the general area.

Clukey said the accident remains under investigation.

Assisting Clukey at the scene were Chris Gibson of the Brownville Police Department and Dale Clark of the Milo Police Department.

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