HAMPDEN, Maine — A United Parcel Service delivery driver had a close call Monday afternoon after a woman driving southbound on Main Road crashed her car into the left side of his truck and wound up in a driveway across the road.
“We’re not sure on the exact cause. It wasn’t speed or alcohol, but sun could have been an issue,” said Hampden police Officer Shawn Devine.
Virginia Trundy, 80, of Winterport was driving her 2001 Lincoln Continental south around 1:20 p.m. when her car struck the left rear of a 1989 GMC UPS truck operated by Darren Robinson of Newburgh.
According to Devine, Robinson was in the front of the truck getting some packages ready to deliver when the vehicle was hit. Trundy’s car continued on across the road and into the opposite lane before coming to a stop in a nearby driveway.
Both Hampden police and an ambulance responded to the accident.
“The UPS driver complained of neck pain and she complained of pain from contact with the air bag and was taken to the hospital, but injuries didn’t appear life-threatening,” Devine said.
Southbound traffic had to be shut down briefly while the Lincoln Continental, which was undriveable and possibly totaled, was hooked up to be towed. The UPS truck was driveable.