SOUTH BRISTOL, Maine — Firefighters had to cut a male driver out of his car after he rolled it Monday night on Route 129.
The driver, whose name was not immediately available, was taken to LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta following the crash.
The driver was apparently speeding in a Ford Ranger pickup truck headed south on Route 129 near Pine Bluff Lane, when he entered a curve, crossed the centerline, left the road and struck a large rock in the northbound ditch, flipping over, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Beck said. The vehicle came to rest in the northbound shoulder on the driver’s side.
The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
A witness reported the crash, Beck said. The Lincoln County Communications Center paged the South Bristol Fire Department and South Bristol First Responders to the scene at 10:22 p.m.
The South Bristol Fire Department extricated the driver from the vehicle in less than 10 minutes. Route 129 was closed until the fire department cleared the scene at 11:44 p.m.
Central Lincoln County Ambulance Service took the driver to Miles with unknown injuries, Beck said. It is unknown if the driver was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.
The airbags in the vehicle deployed, Beck said. The vehicle was totaled.
The accident is under investigation.