Falmouth man injured in collision with tractor-trailer

People unload a delivery after the tractor-trailer was involved in an accident on Monday afternoon on Washington Street in Auburn.
Amber Waterman | Sun Journal
People unload a delivery after the tractor-trailer was involved in an accident on Monday afternoon on Washington Street in Auburn.
Posted Nov. 27, 2012, at 5:26 a.m.

AUBURN, Maine — A Falmouth man suffered minor injuries Monday afternoon when his car crested a hill on Washington Street and struck a tractor-trailer blocking the southbound lanes, according to police.

Archie Thiboutot, 68, of Falmouth was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The driver of the a tractor-trailer, James Sliter, 47, of West Newfield, was not hurt in the 1:50 p.m. collision, according to officer Eric Bell’s report.

Sliter was backing into the driveway of Connectivity Point to make a delivery and was blocking both southbound lanes when Thiboutot’s Honda sedan crested the hill and he was partially blinded by sunlight, the report said.

Thiboutot’s 1993 Honda was heavily damaged. The 2007 Freightliner registered to A Duie Pyle Inc. of West Chester, Pa., had minor damage, the report said.

Traffic was diverted from the scene until the road was reopened by 2:15 p.m.

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