BERWICK, Maine — Two men were transported to the hospital Monday morning with injuries that were not life threatening after a cement truck collided with the SUV in which they were riding.
Police Capt. Jerry Locke said Berwick Police and Fire, Maine State Police and South Berwick Fire and Rescue responded to Route 9 near Guinea Road for a report of a two-vehicle collision.
At around 6:40 a.m., two vehicles were stopped on Route 9 in an attempt to turn onto Guinea Road. Cement-truck driver Wayne Saucier of Arundel noticed the two vehicles too late, locked his brakes and swerved into the opposite lane, striking a Chevy SUV driven by David Holmes of Berwick. The SUV went off the road and into a nearby ditch containing water.
Holmes, and his brother, Joshua Holmes, also of Berwick, were transported to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the cement truck was uninjured in the collision.
According to Locke, it is believed weather did not play a role in the incident and charges may be pending in the accident.
The accident remains under investigation. Both lanes of the roadway were closed for 10 minutes following the accident.
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