Connecticut man loses fingers in rollover crash in Harmony

Posted Aug. 27, 2012, at 12:20 p.m.

HARMONY, Maine — A Connecticut man lost the fingers on his left hand during a rollover on Wellington Road on Saturday afternoon, according to Detective Lt. Carl E. Gottardi II of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department.

Glenn Bussell, 79, of Bristol, Conn., was driving south on Wellington Road at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday when his 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck veered off the road.

“The driver overcorrected, causing the truck to flip over two times in the roadway,” Gottardi said in a statement released late Monday morning. “While the truck was flipping over, the driver’s left arm was out of the truck, causing the arm to be crushed and the fingers on [the] arm to be lost.”

Bussell was taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan, and later moved to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

A spokesman at EMMC said Bussell was in fair condition at noon Monday.

“At this time, speed and alcohol may be factors in the incident,” said Gottardi. “Once the investigation is complete, the case will be reviewed by the district attorney’s office.”

Somerset County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Joseph Jackson responded and investigated the crash. Harmony Fire and Rescue and EMS Ambulance assisted at the scene.

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