June 21, 2018
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Teen’s truck slides in snow, snaps utility pole in Lebanon crash

By Liz Markhlevskaya, Foster's Daily Democrat

LEBANON, Maine — Serious injury was avoided Saturday night after a pickup truck struck a utility pole head-on on Carl Broggi Highway.

According to the Lebanon Rescue Department, the accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, when a Dodge pickup truck struck a utility pole while traveling east on Carl Broggi Highway.

“The roads were very slippery from snow squalls falling in the area,” said Rescue Assistant Chief Jason Cole.

He said the vehicle lost control on Carl Broggi Highway before crashing into the utility pole, with snapped in half after the crash.

The driver was able to get out of his vehicle on his own after the collision, according to Cole. The driver was evaluated on scene by Lebanon Rescue Department personnel, but did not require transport to the hospital.

Cole added, “Lebanon road crews and state DOT (Department of Transportation) trucks were out sanding as there was a lot of areas that were straight ice.”

The driver of the pickup truck involved in the accident was an 18-year-old male from East Lebanon, according to the Rescue Department. He was alone in the vehicle and was wearing his seat belt when the accident occurred.

Distributed by MCT Information Services


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