Woman Survives Serious Turnpike Crash

SOUTH PORTLAND - A woman is lucky to be alive after a serious car accident in South Portland.

 

State police say the vehicle she was driving in was demolished Tuesday morning after being rear ended by a tractor trailer truck. It happened on the turnpike near Main Street around 8 a.m.

 

 


The truck is owned by Branch Brook Transportation out of Arundel. It was hauling gasoline at the time of the crash. Behind the wheel was Frederick Smith of Kennebunk. He was not injured.

 

 

Police say Smith told them he was blinded by the sun before the crash. No charges were filed.

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Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.

For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.

When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.

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