Tractor Trailer and Car Accident in Southern Maine [PHOTOS]
One man was transported to the hospital and one driver was uninjured when a tractor trailer and car collided Thursday morning at the intersection of Route 117 and 4A in Hollis.
State Police Troop A and Troopers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit (CVEU) responded to a car versus tractor trailer at the intersection of Route 117 (Cape Rd) and Route 4A (Bar Mills Rd) at 8:53 A.M. The tractor trailer, a 2007 Volvo, owned and operated by Edwin Galarza of Union City, NJ was unloaded and northbound on 117 headed to the Poland Springs plant. The car, a 2009 Scion XB, owned and operated by Seth Tarbox of Dayton, ME, was eastbound on 4A.
Troopers say it appears Tarbox ran the stop sign and struck the trailer portion of the truck, just in front of the trailer tires, in the middle of the intersection. Galarza had the right of way and Tarbox had a stop sign.
Tarbox’S status was critical with visible injuries to his face and head. Tarbox was transported to Maine Med by Waterboro Rescue. Galarza was not injured.
CVEU were able to determine at the time of the crash Galarza was doing 33 mph in a posted 35 mph zone. Upon further investigation, Troopers determined that Galarza had falsified his log book and was summoned by Tpr. Gonneville of CVEU for the Class E misdemeanor. Galarza was put out of service for 10 hours due to the violation.
Biddeford PD Traffic Specialist Robert Flint assisted at the scene with reconstruction.