VASSALBORO — Two people received minor injuries in a single-car crash on Riverside Drive early Saturday morning.

Vassalboro Fire Chief Walker Thompson said the driver and passenger walked away with bumps and bruises, but neither were transported to a hospital.

“The two kids were very fortunate they were wearing seat belts,” said Thompson.

A black 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup truck was totaled early Saturday morning when it crashed into a utility pole on Riverside Drive in Vassalboro. Courtesy of Vassalboro Fire Department Facebook page

The crash happened just after 2 a.m. as they were headed northbound on Riverside Drive toward Winslow. Thompson said the driver claimed to have hydroplaned, which resulted in the vehicle crashing into a utility pole.

Maine State Police, Delta Ambulance, Central Maine Power, Spectrum and KDT Towing responded to the scene.

The black 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup truck was totaled in the crash. Thompson said the truck was found away from the road almost in a culvert.

Riverside Drive was blocked off at Oak Grove Road to the south and Burleigh Road to the north until approximately 8 a.m., when units cleared the scene. Power was out in the surrounding areas, but was restored around 8 a.m., after the utility pole had been replaced by Central Maine Power.

Maine State Police are investigating the crash.

The crash was the second one in less than 48 hours on that road.

On Thursday, Thompson said he has responded to a number of crashes along that stretch of Riverside Drive, which is also U.S. Route 201.

“To be honest with you, I’m not sure what it is,” he said.

The speed limit in that area is 55 mph, and it drops to 45 mph just south of there, he said.


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