A lumber delivery truck rolled onto its side after striking a utility line on Bunker Hill Road (Route 213) in Jefferson the afternoon of Wednesday, July 6.
No one was injured in the single-vehicle accident. The driver, Galen Hisler Jr., 23, of Windsor, was the sole occupant.
The truck, a 2002 International weighing 15,000 pounds, was traveling south on Bunker Hill Road near the junction with Punk Point Road when the accident occurred.
According to Sgt. Jason Nein, of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the accident was the result of a mishap where the power lift on the delivery truck had been left engaged. The lift raised while the vehicle was in motion, struck a utility line, and snagged the vehicle in the process, causing the truck to roll onto its passenger side.
Nein said the truck is owned by N.C. Hunt Lumber of Jefferson.
He said the driver was wearing his seat belt and there would be no charges in relation to the accident.
Jefferson Fire Chief Walter Morris said the portion of Bunker Hill Road in the vicinity of the accident was temporarily closed, then reopened to single-lane traffic.
He said a crew from Central Maine Power Co. responded to the scene and confirmed the downed line was a utility line and not an active power line, allowing the road to be partially reopened.
Morris said a small amount of diesel fuel had leaked from the truck and members of the department placed pads down to soak up the fuel.
He said two pumpers and a South Jefferson engine responded to the scene and Central Lincoln County Ambulance Service was on hand as a precaution.
Lincoln County Communications paged out Jefferson Fire and Rescue shortly before 3:30 p.m.