A man from Harmony escaped injury Thursday night when the pickup truck he was driving left U.S. Route 201 in Fairfield and rolled at least twice down a hill, nearly striking a house, according to police.

The man, whose name was not immediately available, was driving a 2003 Ford Ranger pickup truck north to go home to Harmony after working in Bath and went off the road before 6 p.m., just south of Bray Avenue, Sgt. Matt Wilcox said.

“It rolled at least two times, possibly three, and ended on its side,” Wilcox said. “It was when the fog was at its heaviest. He (the driver) thinks he got tapped by another vehicle, but we saw no evidence of it. There’s no way to prove or disprove he got tapped by a vehicle.”

Wilcox said the truck came within 20 feet of striking a home and was stopped by a couple of trees in a backyard.

“He was not injured. He had a cut on his hand and refused medical,” Wilcox said.

Wilcox said he was unsure if the sides of the road were icy at the time.

Wilcox said the man, who was shaken up, told police he had just had work done on the pickup.

Fairfield police Office Casey Dugas investigated the accident, Wilcox said.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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