State Police say southbound traffic on the turnpike in Scarborough has some backups following the collision of a tractor trailer and a car.  

Maine State Police
Maine State Police

The crash took place around 12:30 p.m. Thursday at mile 40. The driver of the car suffered serious injuries and is now in surgery at Maine Medical center.

Two of the southbound lanes remain open, but traffic is backed up and motorists should exercise caution in the area. Troopers say the crash site will be clear for the evening commute.

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