If the tractor-trailer was going to overturn anywhere, perhaps it’s best that it occurred in a desolate parking lot early in the morning. However, the accident did injure the driver, who reportedly fell asleep behind the wheel, and came perilously close to injuring two people asleep inside a motor home parked at the edge of the lot.
According to state police, the crash happened at a northbound service plaza in Kennebunk, just off the Maine Turnpike. The large truck, which was hauling tons of crushed glass, allegedly spun out-of-control in the lot shortly after 7:30 a.m. The vehicle struck a sign, slammed into two light posts and then overturned on its side. Broken glass was strewn everywhere, as the box trailer was split wide open.
The wreckage came within inches of a motor home that was parked. The two occupants were not hurt, but they were extremely lucky. The vehicle that was being towed by the motor home did sustain minor damage, but the pair was able to drive away later that morning with no issue. Continue reading