Gorham man, children escape injury after accident on South Portland bridge

Posted Nov. 14, 2012, at 1:29 p.m.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — A Gorham man and his two children escaped injury Tuesday evening after his car struck a guardrail on the Veterans Memorial Bridge, police said.

Tanner Amerigan, 35, was headed southbound around 8:30 p.m. when a merging truck caused him to swerve, according to South Portland police Lt. Frank Clark.

Amerigan was traveling in the left lane when the truck, which was also heading south in the right lane, attempted to change lanes, Clark said.

That forced Amerigan to swerve, and his 1998 Chevrolet SUV lost control and struck a guardrail, the lieutenant said.

Fortunately, Amerigan and his children weren’t injured. The truck, however, never stopped at the scene, and South Portland police are asking any witnesses to call 799-5511 if they have a description of the vehicle.

Amerigan and the children were all wearing their seat belts.