A recent three-vehicle crash on Carl Broggi Highway in East Lebanon reportedly left two people injured. According to Lebanon Rescue Assistant Chief Jason Cole, the daytime accident occurred when an eastbound GMC Jimmy was struck from behind by a box truck after the driver stopped to turn left. Immediately following the initial collision, a westbound Mazda sport utility vehicle reportedly struck the two vehicles before all three left the roadway.
Cole said after the driver of the GMC was extricated from her vehicle, she was transported by emergency helicopter to Portland’s Maine Medical Center for treatment. Although her injuries were serious, they were reportedly not considered life-threatening. In addition, the driver of the Mazda was allegedly taken by ambulance to the Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester for non-life-threatening injuries. Cole stated that two children who were riding in the backseat of the Mazda escaped without injury. The 42-year-old truck driver was also reportedly uninjured in the crash.
Although the exact cause of the injury accident is currently under investigation, Cole said the driver of the commercial truck claimed to be blinded by the sun immediately prior to the crash. Cole also added that multiple accidents, including a double fatality, occurred at the same location in recent years. Both the semi and the GMC were reportedly totaled in the accident.
All motorists in Maine are required to maintain a reasonable speed based upon roadway conditions and a number of other factors. Unfortunately, drivers often choose to follow too closely, speed, or engage in other hazardous behaviors on the many two-lane roadways in our state. If you were injured in a traffic wreck that was caused by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, emotional trauma, any resulting disability, and other damages. In order to collect monetary damages after a Maine automobile collision, an injured person must demonstrate that any harm they suffered directly resulted from the crash. Additionally, anyone hurt in a crash must show that the other motorist was more to blame for their harm than they were. A skilled personal injury lawyer can explain your options for recovery in more detail.
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