A collision of a car with a tractor-trailer closed Route 1 in Damariscotta and sent two women to LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus with non-life-threatening injuries at about 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Martha Yandle, of Rockland, was driving a Toyota Matrix north on Route 1 near Reunion Station at the time of the collision, according to Damariscotta Police Officer Kyle Sylvester. Louis Brown, of Alna, was driving a Kenworth tractor towing a log trailer. CTL Land Management Services Inc., of Washington, owns the tractor.
Brown was backing off Route 1 into a driveway to pick up logs. Yandle did not see the tractor-trailer, according to Sylvester, and crashed into the side of the trailer. “I don’t believe speed was involved,” Sylvester said.
Yandle and her passenger, Livka Farrell, also of Rockland, sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to Sylvester. The Central Lincoln County Ambulance Service took them to Miles.
Both were wearing seat belts, according to Sylvester. They needed to be helped out of the vehicle. Brown was not hurt.
Both lanes of Route 1 in the area were closed until Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement could arrive from Augusta to assist in the investigation, according to Sylvester. Drivers were rerouted along Center Street.
The road reopened around 6:45 p.m., according to Damariscotta Fire Chief John Roberts.
The Toyota Matrix was totaled, according to Sylvester. The extent of the damage to the tractor-trailer was not clear.
Lincoln County Communications dispatched the Damariscotta Fire Department at 4:36 p.m. CLC Ambulance, the Damariscotta Police Department, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and the Nobleboro Fire Department also responded.