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Truck Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel Causing Turnpike Crash

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Early last week, traffic on the Maine Turnpike near Farmingdale came to a virtual standstill following an incident in which a tractor-trailer driver fell asleep at the wheel, causing his vehicle to collide with a guardrail, according to officials from the Maine State Police. Duncan MacPhee, of Prince Edward Island, was named as the driver… Read more »

Truckers Non-Compliant with Sleep Apnea Therapy at Risk for Crashes

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Truck drivers who fail to adhere to their prescribed sleep apnea treatment significantly increase their risk of serious preventable crashes, according to a recently published study on the subject. The study compared 1,613 truck drivers with obstructive sleep apnea with the same number of comparable drivers without the condition. The drivers with sleep apnea were… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Compromises Safety of Rail & Highway Transportation

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Sleep apnea poses many risks to those who are affected, but perhaps the most immediate danger is the threat of nodding off while driving – a side effect that often results in catastrophe. Chronic fatigue and sleepiness caused by obstructive sleep apnea is known to impair driving drastically, making motorists more susceptible to vehicle accidents…. Read more »

Honda Found Wedged Beneath Tanker Truck in Falmouth

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Like a scene out of an action movie, a Falmouth driver faced an unthinkable situation earlier this month as his Honda Accord became wedged beneath a Freightliner tractor trailer along the northbound lane of the Maine Turnpike. Remarkably, neither the Honda driver nor the truck operator endured any serious injuries in the collision, however both… Read more »

Investigation Continues in Fatal Solon Car Accident

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Maine state police continue to investigate a vehicle accident that left a 31-year old Norridgewock man dead.  Authorities report that Joshua Sincyr was killed when a Toyota pickup truck driven by an 18-year-old Embden resident hit him while he was walking down Ferry Street in Solon last Friday night. The accident happened at approximately 10:53 p.m…. Read more »

Maine Residents Still Haunted By 2014 Hayride Death

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Autumn means apple cider, pumpkin spice and breathtaking fall foliage for most Maine families – but not for family and friends of Cassidy Charette, the 17-year-old Messalonskee High School student who was fatally injured in a 2014 hayride accident. According to a news report at the time, she had gone on “a haunted hayride called… Read more »

NC Amtrak Crash: Yet Another Truck/Train Collision

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A recent Amtrak crash in North Carolina involved a collision between the train and an oversized rig, resulting in the train’s derailment and 55 injuries to passengers. The truck’s driver, John Devin Black, has received multiple citations for traffic violations. Though no charges have been filed against Black as of this writing, representatives of Raleigh… Read more »

Propane Truck and SUV Crash Claims Life of Livermore Woman

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A collision between a propane truck and an SUV ended with the death of a Livermore woman after the crash caused the truck to flip and crush the SUV with the driver inside. The accident occurred on Route 17 at about 8 am on Monday, January 19. Diane Gould, 45, was trapped in her Subaru… Read more »

Winter Weather Causes Several Maine Tractor Trailer Accidents

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Maine’s roadways this time of year are perilous for all drivers, who must remain alert and ready to react quickly when icy conditions prevail. Those who have been unfortunate enough to be involved in a collision are encouraged to speak with a Maine tractor trailer accident lawyer about their legal rights and liability issues. A… Read more »