WALLAGRASS, Maine — A local man had to be treated for minor injuries Tuesday after pulling out of his driveway into the path of a pickup truck heading south on Route 11, according to Maine State Police.
James Clarke, 45, of Wallagrass told police he did not see the other vehicle when he pulled out of his driveway at 7 a.m. to head north on Route 11 and crossed over into the southbound lane, according to Sgt. Chad Fuller.
Clarke’s 2004 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle struck a 2016 Ford truck driven by Jeremy Fournier, 38, of Fort Kent, the sergeant said in a news release issued Tuesday evening.
The SUV continued off the road and hit a utility pole, breaking it, Fuller reported. Clarke, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent to be treated for minor injuries, according to the sergeant.
Fournier, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered minor injuries but was not taken to the hospital, Fuller said.
The accident remains under investigation.