LONG POND TOWNSHIP — A woman suffered serious injuries Tuesday morning after crashing into a logging truck and was taken to a Bangor hospital via LifeFlight helicopter, a fire-rescue official said.

Emergency crews responded to the crash on Route 15, also numbered as Route 6, in Long Pond Township around 8 a.m., according to Somerset County’s emergency dispatch log. Long Pond Township is an unorganized territory that borders Jackman to the east.

It appeared that the woman’s vehicle crossed out of its lane and into the front axle of the logging truck’s trailer, said Bill Jarvis, chief of the Jackman-Moose River Fire and Rescue Department.

Responders were able to extricate the patient after a lengthy process, Jarvis said. She was then flown to a Bangor hospital.

“Once we got the patient out, LifeFlight was already here,” Jarvis said.

The driver of the logging truck was not injured.


Both lanes of traffic were closed for more than an hour, Jarvis said, as rescuers extricated the driver and cleared debris from the roadway.

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash. A spokesperson for the Maine State Police said via email that its Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit is assisting the investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to a request Tuesday morning for more information about the crash and the driver of the vehicle.

The region was busy Monday with an influx of thousands of visitors who came to watch the total solar eclipse. But despite traffic that backed up for hours, officials said they only responded to minor incidents Monday.

This story will be updated.

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