Driver Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-95 in Houlton
A seven-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Houlton Monday morning sent one man to the hospital.
Maine State Police responded to the crash in the northbound lanes just after 11 a.m. Police say 45-year-old Ricki Hammond of Washburn was driving a 2003 Chevrolet passenger car and was attempting to pass a loaded fuel tanker truck from H.O. Bouchard.
The car lost traction and went to the left side of the highway, striking a guardrail. Hammond’s vehicle then slid under the fuel truck trailer wheels. The car ended up in the middle of the road.
This crash caused a chain reaction involving four bucket trucks from Grand Falls, New Brunswick, a tractor trailer loaded with salt and a pickup truck. The crashes blocked both northbound lanes for about three hours while the vehicles were moved and towed from the scene.
State Police say Hammond was transported to Houlton Regional Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. A passenger in one of the bucket trucks suffered an injury to his face and to his right leg but was not transported to the hospital.
Corporal Dennis Quint investigated the crash. He was assisted at the scene by Warden Megan Miller of the Maine Warden Service, Houlton Ambulance and Houlton Fire Department. This crash is still under investigation by Corporal Quint.