A crash on the Route 1 viaduct late Thursday morning backed up traffic as crews worked to clear the scene.

Bath Police Lt. Robert Savary said the crash was reported at around 10:50 a.m. involving a large 18- wheel truck and a car.

A 2010 Freightliner Tractor driven by 48-year-old Gordon Mank of Rockland was headed west on the viaduct on Route 1. Jordan Patrick, 27, of Quincy, Mass., was driving a 2002 black Acura TL east on Route 1.

Savary said due to “inattention for whatever reason,” Patrick lost control of the car and crossed the centerline, exposing the passenger side to oncoming traffic.

Mank saw the crash unfolding and slowed the truck significantly before the truck struck the car on the passenger side, Savary said. The truck belongs to H.O. Bouchard Inc. of Hampden.

Patrick complained of shoulder pain and was taken to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick by Bath Rescue. A 16-year-old male passenger in the car was not injured.

Traffic was routed off the viaduct and downtown for 40 minutes to an hour following the crash. The viaduct reopened to traffic around 1 p.m.

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