OWLS HEAD — Normally only called upon once in a while, Owls Head firefighters have now responded to three single-vehicle crashes in one week along Route 73. The first – last Sunday – involved a utility pole. The other two both occurred on Ingraham Hill and involved trees.
Sunday, June 4, firefighters resumed roles and positions as they responded to a 4:15 a.m. report of a pickup truck into a tree across from 48 Ingraham Drive. The driver of the heavily damaged truck was transported to the hospital by Rockland EMS. Because of its proximity to the Rockland town line, Rockland Police attended to the scene until a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy could take over. Creek Hill hauled the truck, and the road, which was down to one lane, was reopened fully at 5:15 a.m.
This crash occurred out of sight from the Friday, June 2 incident that involved a vehicle striking a tree near 71 Ingraham Drive at approximately 5:30 a.m. The occupants of that heavily damaged vehicle were able to exit on their own and declined EMS transport.
And the Sunday prior, a single vehicle struck a utility pole south of North Shore Drive, closer to the Owls Head Transportation Museum.
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