Paris man injured in Route 26 collision

Posted March 15, 2013, at 6:03 a.m.

WEST PARIS, Maine — One man was injured in a collision Thursday morning on Route 26.

Samuel George, 33, of Paris, was transported to Stephens Memorial Hospital for complaints of neck and back pain after rolling his 2001 Ford F-150 on its side, according to Trooper Jon Russell of the Maine State Police.

Russell said the crash occurred at 6:30 a.m. Thursday. George was driving south on Route 26 when Adam Silver, 41, of West Paris was driving north, blacked out due to a medical condition and drifted over the center line, sideswiping George’s truck. George, who was towing a trailer, lost control and rolled his truck over on the driver’s side.

Because George complained of pain, and rescuers didn’t want to exacerbate any injuries, they cut open the windshield posts as a precaution to get George out of the vehicle, Russell said. He was transported by Tri-Town Rescue to Stephens Memorial Hospital.

Silver, who was driving a 2006 GMC 1500 pickup, wasn’t injured. There were no passengers in either truck.