Jump to content
  • Join the TowForce community.

    It looks like you're not logged in. Register to get started and to receive Tower Down Notices.

Tow Truck & Driver Struck 12.13.19 (ME)


Recommended Posts

Robert trask with All Time Towing & Recovery reported that one of their trucks was hit twice on the interstate on Friday night. The driver is okay, he went  go get checked out to make sure and then went home to his family as he should.


Thank the Lord the driver is okay, the truck is just old iron and can be replaced.




11-vehicle pileup on I-95 in Pittsfield area caused by icy conditions, police say


The Friday night crashes started after a vehicle skidded off the interstate and into the median and a wrecker was called to the scene, according to Maine State Police.


An 11-vehicle chain reaction crash on Interstate 95 in Pittsfield and Palmyra Friday night apparently was caused by icy roads, Maine State Police said.


Nine passenger vehicles, a wrecker and tractor trailer truck were involved in the crash when motorists were caught by surprise by freezing rain, according to a press release from Steve McCausland, spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety.


McCausland said the northbound lanes were closed for about two hours as vehicles were towed from the scene and the roads were treated.


“The incident started when a vehicle skidded off the roadway into the median and a wrecker was called to the scene,” his release says. “As troopers arrived, the interstate became ice covered and as other vehicles entered the crash zone, they were unable to slow down and the secondary crashes blocked both northbound lanes.”


The state Department of Transportation was notified and state police troopers closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Pittsfield by directing all northbound traffic off the interstate until the roadway could be treated, according to McCausland.


“Troopers escorted motorists from their crashed vehicles to the high embankment along the road for their safety as vehicles continued to crash,” he said. “One motorist had minor injuries and was checked by medical personnel at the scene. Pittsfield Police assisted troopers with closing the Interstate. Freezing rain, the ice covered roadway and motorists going too fast for conditions all contributed to the crashes.”



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...
Please Sign In or Sign Up