WATERVILLE — No one was injured Thursday morning when a Winslow Rescue truck hit a car on Elm Street while en route to a medical emergency at Colby College.

Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said Winslow Rescue was responding to a report of a person with severe head pain at Miller Library on Mayflower Hill when the 10:22 a.m. collision occurred.

The rescue truck had its lights and siren on when it hit a Ford Focus as the car was turning left from Elm Street to Center Street.

Alfred Trecartin, the driver of the Focus, had stopped at a red light on Elm Street. Winslow Rescue driver Scott Higgins approached the Ford from behind with lights and siren on, then pulled into the left lane to go around the Ford, Rumsey said.

Rumsey said Trecartin heard a siren but did not see the rescue truck and, as the light turned green, Trecartin turned left to to get out of the intersection. As Trecartin turned , the rescue truck hit the driver’s side front fender of the Ford.

Rumsey said patrol Officer Galen Estes, who arrived at the scene in one minute, estimated damage to the Ford was several thousand dollars and damage to the rescue truck was minor. No one was cited, according to the police report.

Rumsey said Winslow Rescue was responding to the Elm City call because Waterville Rescue was already busy. Delta Ambulance personnel, he said, handled the medical call at Colby.

Beth Staples — 861-9252

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