ROCKLAND — The driver of a Geo. C. Hall dump truck is being treated at Pen Bay Medical Center after the truck he was operating landed on its side, around 11:15 a.m., Monday, Nov. 16.
According to Rockland Police, John Nadeau, 62, of Lincolnville, was traveling south on Old County Road when he drove onto the shoulder of the southbound lane. His actions led to an overcorrection in steering, leading to the truck tipping over, losing a load of sand onto the northbound lane.
Nadeau was extricated by Rockland Fire and transported to Pen Bay Medical Center by Rockland EMS with minor injuries.
Crew from George C. Hall helped clean up the mess and righting the truck before Automaster hauled the truck away.
According to an Old County Road neighbor, drivers speed through this stretch of road all of the time, often leading to crashes. The neighbor said that the situation has gotten worse in the past few years. See a previous article about a 2017 crash in almost the same spot.
Traffic was detoured at Limerock and Dexter streets.
Rockland Police, Public Works, Fire/EMS, and Thomaston Police assisted with the situation.
Rockland Fire/EMS returned to quarters at approximately 12:15 p.m.
Rockland PD continues to investigate the cause of this crash.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.
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