Winslow rescue vehicle collides with car in Waterville

Posted Dec. 08, 2011, at 3:48 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 27, 2012, at 2:03 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A local man’s car received a significant amount of damage after it collided with a rescue vehicle from Winslow on Thursday afternoon, according to police.

Alfred Trecartin, 63, was on Elm Street waiting to make a left turn onto Center Street, and when he did so, he collided with a Winslow utility pickup truck operated by Scott Higgins, 41, of Winslow, according to Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.

Neither man was injured, Rumsey said.

Higgins was en route to a call regarding a Colby College student suffering from head pain. His truck is not used to transport victims, Rumsey said.

The rescue vehicle had minor damage and Trecartin’s Ford Focus had “several thousand dollars” in damage, Rumsey said.

Delta Ambulance was backing up Higgins en route to Colby, and after the accident, it went to the college.

Rumsey said that Trecartin heard the truck’s sirens while he was waiting to turn but could not find the vehicle until it was too late.

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