June 23, 2018
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Four-vehicle accident in Lebanon sends seven to hospitals

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

LEBANON, Maine — Multiple people were injured Thursday morning after an accident involving four vehicles, according to officials.

The accident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. on Route 111 in front of Trains Quick Stop, according to Lebanon Rescue Chief Samantha Cole.

Cole, who was the first to arrive on the scene, called for aid when she determined that 10 people, including a motorcyclist, needed medical attention. No one suffered life-threatening injuries, but seven people were treated at area hospitals. The names of the victims were not released.

The crash involved a motorcycle, a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica, a Honda Del Sol and a Ford pickup hauling a trailer, Cole said.

The Pacifica’s driver, a 16-year-old from Lebanon, along with his passengers, a 13-year-old girl, 11-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, were taken to Frisbie Hospital in Rochester, N.H.

A 22-year old Lebanon man who was operating the Honda was taken to Goodall Hospital in Sanford; the motorcycle’s 54-year-old driver and his 49-year-old passenger, both of Saco, also were treated at Goodall Hospital, Cole said. The motorcycle’s driver was wearing a helmet.

Cole said the motorcycle driver saw the accident in front of him and dumped his bike to avoid a head-on collision. His passenger was also wearing a helmet.

The pickup truck’s driver was not injured, while all four vehicles suffered heavy damage in the crash. Cole said Route 111 was closed for 40 minutes while crews cleaned up the scene and tended to the victims.

Maine State Police are investigating the accident.

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