FARMINGTON — An Oakland man is in stable condition after suffering injuries Tuesday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident.

Ryan Given, 27, was turning right around 1 p.m. onto Lucy Knowles Road from Knowlton Corner Road when the van he was driving struck a utility pole, Farmington police patrolman Darin Gilbert said Tuesday evening.

Those who saw the accident said Given made a wide turn and hit the utility pole, causing the van to roll onto its side, Gilbert said.

Given suffered bruising on his chest and a cut on his chin and was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Gilbert said he spoke with hospital staff around 4 p.m. and was told that Given is in stable condition and is being prepared for release from the hospital.

The van rolled onto the driver’s side of the vehicle, making it difficult for emergency responders to get Given out of the vehicle. Gilbert said he was able to climb into the van through the passenger side door, where he stayed with Given for about a half hour while rescue crews removed the van’s windshield to get Given out safely.

Lucy Knowles Road was closed for about 2 1/2 hours Tuesday afternoon from the intersection of Knowlton Corner Road to Whittier Road while police dealt with the accident.

Farmington police Chief Jack Peck and Sgt. Michael Adcock also went to the scene along with Farmington Fire and Rescue and NorthStar EMS.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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Twitter: @Lauren_M_Abbate


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