No one hurt in Greyhound bus mishap

Posted April 24, 2012, at 3:59 p.m.
Last modified April 24, 2012, at 6:48 p.m.

HERMON, Maine — A Greyhound bus driver trying to get to Dysart’s Truck Stop and Restaurant on Tuesday wound up in a ditch while trying to turn his bus around on U.S. Route 2.

The driver — identified as 26-year-old Jamal Hinson of New York City — was the only person aboard the bus, Deputy Larry Estes of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday afternoon. Hinson was not injured, Estes said.

Estes said the incident occurred about 1:45 p.m. in front of Morgan Hill Event Center while Hinson was attempting to turn the bus around. The back end of the bus became stuck in a ditch. Soft dirt along the roadway hindered the driver’s efforts to get the bus back onto the roadway, Estes said.

Estes said the incident closed one lane of Route 2 for about an hour. The entire roadway was closed for about 15 minutes while a heavy-duty wrecker from Stewart’s Wrecker Service pulled the bus back onto the road.