WOODSTOCK — A tractor trailer crashed into a Woodstock apartment building Monday morning.
Other than the porch, there is minimal damage to the building’s structure. But the crash caused quite the scare for those inside.
“I was standing up right next to my bed, and I heard it thud, and then I looked out the window and started screaming,” resident Gabrielle Hatstat said. “I almost fell over because of how hard it hit and it scared me really bad.”
No one was injured and the roads were closed for about three hours, Woodstock Fire Chief Kyle Hopps said.
He said the cause of the crash came down to speed and weather.
“This corner is notorious for accidents, especially during slippery weather, since it’s a 90 degree corner,” Hopps said. “Unfortunately, about once a year we have a tractor trailer incident here.”
He said they’re talking with the state to install guard rails and a Maine Department of Transportation spokesperson said it is scheduled to work on the road this year. A full plan is expected to come out Tuesday.
The driver of the truck said he’s from California and he’s never driven in weather like this.