HOLDEN, Maine — A Bangor firefighter has been summoned for leaving the scene of an accident and failing to report it promptly after his pickup truck was found crashed early Tuesday morning, Holden Police Chief Gene Worcester said Wednesday.
Police were called to Eastern Avenue after the pickup was discovered with its airbag deployed but no driver inside, Worcester said.
“They searched the area and found no operator,” the chief said. “They pretty much searched the rest of the morning for him. Later in the day, the owner of the vehicle came forward.”
He had some visible injuries, Worcester said.
The firefighter, Douglas Hollard, 51, of Holden, told police he was not driving his truck when the crash occurred about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Worcester said. Hollard came to the police station Tuesday afternoon.
“At this time, it’s still unclear who the operator was,” said Worcester, adding that the crash is still under investigation.
Hollard, who does not live on Eastern Avenue, was charged with failing to report a personal injury accident by the quickest means and leaving the scene of an accident, the police chief said.
Holland’s blue 2008 GMC pickup, which was found about 20 feet from the roadway, is “pretty much totaled,” Worcester said.