A man driving on Winslow Road in Albion was injured Wednesday morning after he swerved his pickup truck to avoid a deer and struck three utility poles, knocking one of them over, police said.

The driver, 43-year-old Jason Low, of Winslow, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening to his neck and shoulder in the crash, according to Trooper Klayton Peckham, of the Maine State Police. He was taken to the Thayer Center for Health in Waterville for treatment.

After speaking with Low, Peckham said the man was conscious and alert and didn’t appear to be in much pain.

Low was driving east on Winslow Road when the crash happened around 8:40 a.m., according to Peckham. The accident was in the vicinity of 216 Winslow Road, which is east of the four-way intersection with Pond and Crosby roads.

After swerving to avoid a deer, Low’s 1991 Chevrolet pickup truck brushed against two utility poles before striking a third pole head-on, snapping the pole and destroying the truck, Peckham said. Central Maine Power Co. has replaced the fallen pole.

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

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