MOSCOW — A Quebec man was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening Thursday morning after his trailer flipped on its side on a curve on U.S. Route 201.

The man, Reges Vaellux, 33, was taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan after his 2007 trailer and box unit flipped, according to a Somerset County Sheriff’s Office news release. Vaellux was treated for cuts on his abdomen, it said.

Vaellux was rounding a curve a mile north of Baker Mountain Ski Area when the box unit drifted into the guard rails, causing the tractor to flip on its side, according to Deputy Sheriff Dale Lancaster in the release. The box was loaded with hardwood flooring, which went over the steep embankment, he said.

The tractor-trailer and box unit were totaled in the crash.

Traffic was reduced to one lane, and Cpl. Eugene Cole monitored the cleanup.

Cole was assisted at the scene by Upper Kennebec Valley Ambulance, the Bingham Fire Department and a Commercial Vehicle Unit from the Maine State Police.


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