Raymond man allegedly abandoned pickup after crashing into stream

Posted Dec. 19, 2012, at 5:36 a.m.

NORWAY, Maine — A Raymond man was charged Monday with leaving the scene of an accident after police recovered his truck from a stream off Round the Pond Road on Sunday.

Robert Sanborn, 33, of Casey Lane went to the Norway Police Department on Monday to report the crash, Beth Springer of the Norway Police Department said. “He said he lost control, hit a tree and went down the embankment,” Springer said.

Sanborn was issued a court summons on a charge of leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to report a property damage accident by the quickest means and violation of bail condition.

Springer said Sanborn called his wife to come and drive him home from the scene of the crash.

According to the police report, Sanborn told Officer Jim Ventresca on Monday that he was “out of it” after the crash and thought he might have a concussion, but didn’t seek medical attention. “He said it was probably the concussion that caused him to do that,” Springer quoted from the report.

The damaged Chevrolet pickup was reported to police by a passer-by at 2:26 a.m. Sunday. Norway police, firefighters, PACE ambulance personnel, Sgt. Rickie Jack of the Oxford Police Department and Maine State Trooper Adam Fillebrown responded to the scene.

There was fear that Sanborn might have been ejected from the truck or wandered into the woods, and Fillebrown brought his tracking dog to search the area.

Willie Buffington of Paris brought his wrecker to haul the truck from the stream.

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