Dump truck rollover causes power outage in Dedham

Posted June 09, 2014, at 9:15 p.m.

DEDHAM, Maine — A dump truck rollover late Monday afternoon sent a Dixmont man to the hospital for treatment of a cut to the head.

The accident also temporarily knocked out power to 250 Emera Maine customers, according to the utility’s online outage map.

The accident happened about 4 p.m., when Roger Lawler, 67, of Dixmont met two other dump trucks on Bald Mountain Road and pulled over onto the edge of the roadway to accommodate them, said Trooper Chris Smith of the Maine State Police.

The tires of the dump truck, which was carrying a load of asphalt, started to sink into the soft shoulder, causing the truck to tip over onto its side, knocking down a utility pole, Smith said. Smith said that Lawler was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for treatment.

The dump truck is owned by B & B Paving of Hermon.

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