Thursday, 29 August 2013 20:37

UPDATE: Initial Investigation Shows Brake Failure to Blame in Accident

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HAMPDEN -Initial investigation by Maine State Police shows brake failure is to blame for Thursday's accident involving a dump truck and an MMA Railway freight train.


Joel Small of the Hampden Police department says 5 out of the 8 brakes on the dump truck Frederick Lindsay was driving did not pass inspection.


Lindsay is said to be in good condition. Small says looking at the vehicle it's incredible the accident had this sort of outcome, and it was "not his (Lindsay's) day to go."



A dump truck collides with a train on Western Avenue in Hampden Thursday morning.

63-year-old Frederick Lindsay was extricated by Hampden and Bangor Fire Crews after the truck he was operating slammed into a Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railways freight train.

Hampden police say the dump truck avoided a car stopped at the railroad crossing and struck the train's engine.

It took crews over an hour to extricate Lindsay from the truck.

He was take by Life-Flight to Eastern Maine Medical Center.



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