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Accidents Due to Icy Roads - Lebanon
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Accidents Due to Icy Roads - Lebanon

 

The Lebanon Rescue Department, Maine State Police and Lebanon Fire Department responded to two accidents Friday morning, October 28th. The first accident was reported just prior to 5:30am and was located on Carl Broggi Highway near Blaisdell Corner Road with injuries. While enroute to that location, a second accident occurred on Carl Broggi Highway near Goulet Auto.

In the first accident, a Ford Explorer Sport trak rolled over after hitting black ice and landed in the ditch in front of  Triple J Feeds on Carl Broggi Highway near the intersection of Blaisdell Corner Road. When crews arrived on scene they located the Explorer on its roof in the ditch. The driver, a 50 year old male from Lebanon, was treated on scene by Lebanon Rescue One for minor injuries and did not require transport to the hospital.  Crews were on scene until about 7:15am until the vehicle was able to be uprighted and removed.

While enroute to that accident, rescue crews came across another accident on Carl Broggi Highway near Goulet Auto. A 1990 Chevrolet truck was traveling on Carl Broggi Highway when it also lost control on the ice and struck a telephone pole and then went off the road striking a tree. The operator was a 42 year old male from Waterboro, Maine. Lebanon Rescue Two and EMS One assisted the patient on scene but he did not require transport to the hospital.

"The roads were extremely icy, the Lebanon Road Crews and Maine DOT were out treating the roads quickly, but for a short time before they were able to get the sand out, people were sliding off the road and these two accidents happened. Fortunately no one was seriously injured. The roads just appeared to be wet and they were actually all ice." Assistant Chief Jason Cole added. "While working at both accidents, a lot of vehicles went by with a lot of ice build up on their windshields, so I think the ice took a lot of people by surprise. Please make sure all of your windows are free from any ice so that you can see well and leave a little early so that you can safely get to your destination."

With several inches of snow expected tomorrow into Sunday, we want to remind motorists to travel with caution. We also ask people to please slow down when approaching a scene where rescue, police, fire, town trucks or tow trucks are working to protect them.

While at the scene of the accidents, it was reported that a few other vehicles went off the road on Carl Broggi Highway but were able to be driven out or pulled out. 


 

 

 

 

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