A Wilton man is in stable condition after a three-vehicle car accident in Mercer Thursday, police said.

William Van Ginneken, 74, suffered multiple broken bones after the crash on U.S. Route 2 at around 12:30 p.m., said Deputy Toby Blodgett of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

He said Van Ginneken was in stable condition Friday at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor and was expected to be released within a few days.

The accident remains under investigation, and police have not yet determined whether there will be any charges.

Police believe that Van Ginneken’s 2005 Dodge pickup truck crossed the centerline and hit a loaded single-axle lime truck Thursday, causing both vehicles to veer off the road. A car was also hit and went off the road, police said.

No other injuries were reported in the crash.

Blodgett said Friday that drugs and alcohol are not believed to have been factors in the accident.

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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