FRYEBURG CRASH, BRIDGTON DOWN PLOWS

by Gair on January 1, 2014

POLICE IN FRYEBURG, MAINE SAY A 27-YEAR-OLD FRYEBURG MAN WAS DRIVING TOO FAST FOR ROAD CONDITIONS TUESDAY AFTERNOON (DEC. 31, 2013) WHEN HE LOST CONTROL OF HIS COMPACT SUV ON A TURN AND ROLLED OVER.

DETECTIVE SGT. JOSH POTVIN SAYS IAN SHAW WAS DRIVING SOUTHEAST SHORTLY BEFORE 3:45 P.M. WHEN HIS GREEN 2006 FORD ESCAPE SPUN AROUND AND ROLLED ONTO ITS ROOF NEAR A DRIVEWAY AT 154 FISH ST.

POTVIN SAYS SHAW JUST MISSED HITTING A UTILITY POLE.

POLICE, FRYEBURG RESCUE AND SACO VALLEY FIRE DEPT. RESPONDED TO THE SCENE AND
FISH ST. WAS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

SHAW WAS TAKEN TO BRIDGTON HOSPITAL FOR INJURIES TO HIS BACK, NECK AND HAND THAT WERE NOT CONSIDERED LIFE THREATENING.

POTVIN ASKS ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE SEEN THE CRASH TO CALL FRYEBURG POLICE AT (207) 935-3323.

AUTHORITIES IN BRIDGTON, MAINE SAY DECEMBER, 2013 WAS A MONTH FOR THE RECORD BOOKS WITH TEMPERATURES NEAR ZERO AND A NUMBER OF RAIN AND ICE STORMS.

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR JIM KIDDER SAYS HIS DEPARTMENT HAS CONTINUED TO APPLY SAND AND SALT AND PLOW THE ROADS DESPITE BEING DOWN ONE PLOW THAT HAS YET TO BE DELIVERED.

AND KIDDER REQUESTS RESIDENTS BE PATIENT AS HIS CREWS CONTINUE TO WORK TO MAKE THE STREETS SAFE AS ANOTHER PLOW BROKE DOWN MONDAY AND HAS GONE IN FOR REPAIRS.

THE NEW PLOW IS EXPECTED TO JOIN THE FLEET BY MID-JANUARY, 2014.

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