Fallen tree, utility pole strike truck



GOULDSBORO – A driver and passenger early Sunday morning were safely removed unharmed from a pickup truck that was struck by a fallen tree and utility pole on West Bay Road in winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour. A tree first came down, bringing a utility pole and overhead power lines with it, striking and entangling the vehicle .

Neither Russell Gordon of Winter Harbor, who was driving the Toyota truck, or his passenger Robert Buckner were injured when the tree hit the truck’s front, hood and smashed the windshield. The pole crashed down onto the vehicle’s rear end. The vehicle’s occupants were requested by first responders to stay in the vehicle until the Versant Power crew arrived on the scene and determined  there were no live power lines.

The accident was reported at 7:30 a.m. Responding were Gouldsboro Police Chief Patrick McNulty and Gouldsboro Fire Chief Tate McLean and volunteer firefighters. A Versant Power crew arrived, verifying there were no live wires. After the driver and passenger were removed from the truck, they were driven home by firefighters.

“No matter how many times I respond to these type of scenes, I’m always amazed at the fine team work executed by the Gouldsboro Fire Department, the police chief said. “They do a wonderful job. The community can feel secure with their service. They are the first to respond and the last to leave.”

 

 

Letitia Baldwin

Arts Editor at The Ellsworth American
In addition to editing the Arts & Leisure section, Letitia edits special sections including Out & About, Overview, Health Quarterly, Your Maine Home, House & Garden and Get Ready for Winter. She comes from Chicago, Ill, but has deep family ties to the Cranberry Isles. [email protected]

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