Standish Mom, 2-Year-Old Badly Hurt in a Car-Dump Truck Crash
A woman and her 2-year-old child were taken to the hospital after their vehicle collided with a fully-loaded dump truck.
The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened just after 4:00 Wednesday afternoon on Route 113 in Standish. A Volvo, driven by a 32-year-old Standish woman reportedly crossed the center line, crossing into the path of a dump truck. The truck, driven by a 55-year-old man, was fully loaded with dirt. Officials told WGME-TV that he was unable to avoid the crash.
A Life Flight helicopter was called in to transport the woman to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Her 2-year-old daughter also suffered serious injuries, despite being properly secured in a child safety seat. Both mother and daughter were taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland.
The dump truck driver was not hurt. Officials say both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.
Alcohol and drugs are not believed to have been factors in this crash, but police are investigating whether distracted driving may have contributed to the incident.