Portage Lake Man Has Medical Emergency; Hits Telephone Pole
A 67-year-old man struck a telephone pole in a roll over crash Sunday afternoon after suffering a medical emergency while driving near 828 Presque Isle Road in Ashland.
Officials said Gary Thibault of Portage Lake was driving a 2004 Toyota pickup when he skidded sideway across a ditch striking a telephone pole, causing his truck to come to rest on its side. The telephone pole came down on his truck. Thibault had to be extricated from his pickup. The accident happened around 4:30 PM Sunday.
Thibault was transported to Northern Light AR Gould hospital in Presque Isle by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.
The vehicle was towed from the scene due to disabling damage by Impact Auto. Deputy DeLena was assisted on scene by Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Erica Pelletier, Ashland Police Department, Ashland Fire and Ambulance, the Maine Forest Service, and Emera Maine.