Three people were hurt, one seriously, when two vehicles collided Thursday on Route 139, also known as the Norridgewock Road, in Fairfield. Fairfield Police Department photo

FAIRFIELD — A New Hampshire man was seriously injured Thursday and taken by a LifeFlight of Maine helicopter to a Bangor hospital after his car collided with a pickup truck on Route 139, also known as the Norridgewock Road, police said.

John Pierce, 72, of Newmarket, New Hampshire, was driving a 2004 Toyota Corolla that hit a pickup truck while leaving the Big Apple convenience store, according to the Fairfield Police Department.

Police said Pierce failed to yield the right of way as he exited the Big Apple parking lot, hitting a 2011 Nissan Frontier driven by Walter Lamont, 78, whose wife, Anne, 74, was also riding inside the pickup.

The crash caused the pickup to veer into a ditch, hitting and breaking a Central Maine Power Co. utility pole, according to investigating Officer Matthew Bard.

Pierce suffered serious injuries and was taken from the scene by Delta Ambulance. He was then taken by a LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Pierce’s condition was not available Thursday afternoon.

The Lamonts suffered minor injuries and were taken by Delta Ambulance to MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Thayer Center for Health in Waterville.

A small black dog belonging to one of the people involved in the crash reportedly fled the scene and is likely somewhere the area, police said.

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