Tuesday, October 6, 2015

September 28, 2015 Accident on Route 17

Just after noon on September 28th, the Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle crash on Route 17 in Washington.

Scott Ware, 43, of Gardiner, was driving a PEP Transportation flatbed 18-wheeler loaded with new Fisher snowplows and equipment. It was first reported that the truck was on fire with a single occupant/driver trapped inside. The truck had been traveling west on Route 17 and failed to negotiate a curve near Fitch Road, crossing the eastbound lane into a field. After going another 300 feet, the truck ended up rolling over onto its roof.

A passerby stopped and extinguished the fire and waited with the driver for first responders to arrive and help get him out of the truck. Mr. Ware was first transported to Pen Bay Medical Center and then flown by Lifeflight to a hospital in Lewiston with non-life threatening injuries.

Washington Fire Department, Union Fire Department and Ambulance Service, and Somerville Fire Department all assisted on-scene.

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