84-year-old man hospitalized after Route 111 collision

Posted Aug. 28, 2013, at 8:32 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 28, 2013, at 11:39 a.m.

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LEBANON, Maine — A two-vehicle accident in York County on Tuesday morning hindered traffic on the Carl Broggi Highway (Route 111) for approximately two hours, officials said.

The crash, which sent an 84-year-old East Lebanon man to the hospital, marked the 36th crash on the highway this year, according to Lebanon Rescue Assistant Chief Jason Cole. There were 32 reported accidents on the highway in 2012 and 43 in 2011, Cole said.

Tuesday’s scene came at the intersection of Route 111 and the Colonial Mobile Home park, according to Cole. The 84-year old man was traveling east and attempting to turn into the mobile home park when he was struck by a westbound Ford Ranger driven by a 69-year old Rochester, N.H., man.

The New Hampshire man was not injured while the East Lebanon man was taken to Goodall Hospital in Sanford for injuries not considered life-threatening, Cole said. Both drivers were wearing seat belts, and state police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Cole said the highway is slated to be repaved from the New Hampshire state line through Sanford next year, which he hopes will improve safety.

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