Michael Brennan, a former state senator and representative from Portland, was taken to the hospital following a crash on Interstate 295 in Portland.

Brennan, 57, was driving a Honda south on the interstate when he lost control at about noon near Tukey’s Bridge. The car hit guard rails, spun around and was hit by a pickup truck towing a minivan, state police said.

The driver of the pickup, George Speck, 48, of Augusta was not injured.

Brennan was pinned inside his car for a time and once freed, was taken to Maine Medical Center. He checked out of the hospital Friday afternoon with a broken rib, his wife, Joan Martay, said.

The crash remains under investigation.

1:43 p.m.

State Police are on the scene of a car crash on Interstate 295 southbound in Portland that is causing delays.

The crash was reported shortly after noon near the Falmouth town line. Ambulances were dispatched to the scene, though there was no immediate word on injuries.

Tow trucks were being used to try to clear the area so that normal traffic flow can resume, authorities said.