Logging Truck Pushes Car Down the Road in Western Maine
Police say a loaded logging truck inadvertently pushed a small car sideways down Route 2 in Farmington for about 200 feet before stopping at a traffic light.
Officer Darin Gilbert of the Farmington Police Department said he was making a traffic stop Friday morning when he heard tires squealing and saw the 2012 Hyundai Accent hatchback being pushed down the road, according to the Lewiston Sun-Journal.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, 42-year-old Keith Roy of Lancaster, N.H. was apparently trying to change lanes near Mt. Blue Shopping Plaza and was unaware of the car just ahead of him, the officer said.
The 2003 Western Star snagged the bumper of the car and pushed it on the driver's side until it reached a traffic light. Roy then noticed other drivers frantically signaling him to stop.
The Sun Journal reported that the driver of the Hyundai, 57-year-old David Richards of Mexico, Maine was not hurt, but his car was destroyed.
Officer Gilbert issued a traffic ticket to Roy for failing to yield the right of way. The truck is owned by Richard Carrier Trucking, Inc. out of Skowhegan.