A Thursday morning collision between a commercial dump truck carrying crushed concrete and a pickup truck on Route 100 in New Gloucester left both drivers with bumps and bruises, but no serious injuries.

Capt. Don Goulet of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said the dump truck, which is owned by Auburn Concrete, was driven by 73-year-old Harry Davis of Turner. The dump truck was carrying a full load of crushed concrete, which spilled onto the roadway after the crash.

The accident, which was reported around 11:30 a.m., caused police to close Route 100 in the Upper Village near Bald Hill Road. The road was closed for four hours.

Police said the dump truck drifted into the northbound breakdown lane and began to go off the road into a ditch. The truck struck a culvert and when Davis tried to pull back onto the road, the dump truck rolled over into oncoming traffic. The dump truck struck a 2008 Nissan Titan pickup truck driven by 57-year-old Benjamin Galvez of Portland.

Galvez was shaken up, but not injured. Davis suffered a minor head injury and was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

“The driver (of the dump truck) can credit the seatbelt for keeping his injuries to the minor side of things. If he was not wearing his seatbelt, his injuries would be much worse, or this could have been a fatal incident,” said Lee Johnson, a New Gloucester paramedic and firefighter.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.


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