Brake failure contributed to a commercial truck rollover on Route 27 in Edgecomb the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 15, according to police.
The driver and sole occupant of the truck was unhurt, according to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Mark Bridgham.
Henry C. Cain, 46, of Windham, was driving south on Route 27 by McKay Road at the time of the accident, according to Bridgham. A UPS truck in front of Cain was stopped, waiting to turn left. Cain started to brake, but his brakes failed.
“He lost his brakes and then off he went,” Bridgham said. Cain intentionally pulled to the side of the road to avoid a collision, but entered a ditch and the truck rolled onto its side.
Coastal Bait Inc., of Portland, owns the truck.
Blagden’s Wrecker Service, of Wiscasset, was en route to remove the truck. “It’ll be quite the project,” Bridgham said. The truck’s cargo of fresh bait would need to be unloaded too, he said, so the cleanup could take a few hours.
Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement was also en route.
Lincoln County Communications dispatched emergency services at 2:37 p.m.
The Boothbay Region Ambulance Service, the Edgecomb Fire Department, and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. Firefighters closed one lane of Route 27 during the emergency response.