Plymouth man’s truck strikes telephone pole

Posted May 16, 2014, at 9:27 a.m.

HERMON, Maine — A Plymouth man escaped injury Thursday afternoon when his pickup truck clipped a telephone pole on Billings Road, police said.

Gilman Peavy, 64, had to pull over to the right-hand side of the road to avoid another vehicle in his lane, according to Sgt. James Kennedy of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

Peavy’s vehicle subsequently lost control on the soft shoulder and struck a telephone pole, according to Kennedy.

The broken pole landed on Peavy’s pickup, but he was able to get out of the vehicle uninjured, the sergeant said. He was not taken to the hospital.

The truck had about $4,000 in damage, Kennedy said, and Central Maine Power crews were called in to replace the pole.

State police, Penobscot County sheriff’s deputies and Hermon fire and ambulance assisted at the crash.