GRAY — A Biddeford man was cited after striking a construction worker on the Maine Turnpike in Gray on Tuesday.

Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland said in an email that Pike Industries worker Danny Lowe, 58, of Yarmouth, was standing by the front of his pickup truck adjusting roadside signs when he was struck by Alphie Lambert, 60, of Biddeford.

McCausland said Lambert drifted into the breakdown lane and struck a second Pike Industries truck before striking Lowe, who was thrown into the travel lane and was able to crawl to safety back into the breakdown lane.

State police say Lowe suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries, and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

“The construction worker received serious injuries but is extremely lucky,” McCausland said by phone on Tuesday.

Lambert was cited by troopers for failing to comply with the state’s “move over” law, which requires motorists to move over when seeing emergency vehicles, wreckers and construction vehicles in the breakdown lane with their emergency lights on.

McCausland said the law stipulates motorists must move over when they see red, blue or orange emergency lights in the breakdown lane.

— Staff Writer Alan Bennett can be contacted at 282-1535, ext. 329 or [email protected]


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