A wheel separated from a station wagon southbound on Route 1 in Nobleboro the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 27, striking and damaging two other vehicles.
There were no injuries, according to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Dennison. A tow truck removed the station wagon and a pickup truck, while a sedan sustained less severe damage.
Stephen J. Tracey, 53, of Union, was driving a 2003 Subaru Forester station wagon south on Route 1, just north of the Damariscotta town line, when the wheel separated from the vehicle, according to Dennison.
Shirley J. Lewis, 39, of Rockland, was driving a 2012 Toyota Camry south on Route 1. Andrew P. Stone, 48, of Hope, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado north on Route 1.
After separating from the Subaru, the wheel struck the front end of the Toyota, according to Dennison. The impact redirected the wheel into the northbound lane, where it struck the front end of the pickup.
The pickup truck sustained extensive front-end damage, according to Dennison. The Toyota sustained damage to its bumper and was leaking windshield-washer fluid, but did not require a tow.
All three drivers were wearing seat belts. None of the vehicles’ airbags deployed.
The Lincoln County Communications Center dispatched emergency services at 3:31 p.m. The Central Lincoln County Ambulance Service, Damariscotta Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and Nobleboro Fire Department responded to the scene.