Man seriously injured when truck goes off road in Lincoln

By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff
Posted Feb. 03, 2013, at 2:47 p.m.

LINCOLN, Maine ā€” An unidentified man suffered serious injuries when he was ejected from a pickup truck that spun off an embankment and clipped a tree on Mohawk Road on Sunday, police said.

The man, whom police did not identify, suffered cuts to his head and a possible back injury in the accident, which was reported at about 8 a.m. A woman in the full-size GMC pickup truck suffered minor back injuries, police said.

An ambulance took the man to Penobscot Valley Hospital and LifeFlight helicopter flew him to Eastern Maine Medical Center. The woman was released from Penobscot Valley on Sunday afternoon, police said.

The accident occurred when the driver of the southbound truck lost control of the vehicle, hit a snowbank and spun through the air, clipping the tree before it came to rest about 20 feet off the road.

The man was ejected from the vehicle sometime before it stopped, police said. It was unclear whether he or the woman were wearing seat belts or who was driving.

A nearby homeowner called 911 at about 8:08 a.m. Lincoln police and firefighters responded to the accident. State police assisted with the investigation, which Officer Mark Fucile is handling, police said.

Anyone with information about the accident can call police at 794-8455. The truck is a total loss, police said.

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