Chain Reaction Crash Starts With Car Sliding Into Fuel Truck
A scary accident in Houlton on Monday involved multiple vehicles, including bucket trucks, a loaded fuel truck, a car, and a pickup.
State Police say the accident happened at around 11:00 Monday morning, in the northbound lane of I-95. A car driven by 45-year-old Ricki Hammond of Washburn attempted to pass a loaded fuel truck, but lost traction, and hit a guardrail. The car then slid under the wheels of the fuel truck, before coming to rest in the middle of the road. Hammond was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
That accident caused a chain reaction of crashes involving four Canadian bucket trucks, a tractor trailer carrying salt, and a pick-up truck. The only other injury reported by police was a passenger in one of the bucket trucks, who suffered injuries to his face and leg, but wasn't taken to the hospital.
Both travel lanes were blocked for about 3 hours, while State Police cleared the scene. The crash remains under investigation.