MOSCOW A Quebec man driving a tractor-trailer was taken to a hospital after the trailer flipped on its side Thursday morning while it was trying negotiate a curve on U.S. Route 201.

Reges Vaellux, 33, was transported to Redington Fairview Hospital with non life-threatening injuries after his 2007 trailer and box unit flipped. Vaellux was treated for lacerations on his abdomen.

Vaellux was rounding a curve one mile north of Baker Mountain Ski Area when the box unit drifted into the guardrails, causing the tractor to flip on its side. The trailer was loaded with hardwood flooring which went over the steep embankment, the release stated.

Traffic was reduced to one lane and Cpl. Eugene Cole of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office was monitoring the cleanup.

The tractor-trailer was totaled in the crash.

Cole was assisted at the scene by Upper Kennebec Valley Ambulance, Bingham Fire Department and a Commercial Vehicle Unit from the Maine State Police.

Kaitlin Schroeder — 861-9252; [email protected]

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