Car rear-ends logging truck in Prospect

By Fran Gonzalez | Feb 13, 2018
Photo by: Fran Gonzalez Debris from a rear-end collision between this Ford Focus and a loaded logging truck litters Fort Knox Road in Prospect Feb. 13.

Prospect — A car rear-ended a fully loaded logging truck hauling hardwood Tuesday morning as the truck slowly made its way uphill on Fort Knox Road. The crash occurred about 10:45 a.m.

A 2017 Ford Focus driven by Sabrina Turner, 27, of Prospect, sustained substantial damage in the crash. The passenger side door was ripped off and pieces were strewn across the road. Part of the fender could be seen attached to the logging truck bumper.

Turner, who was visibly shaken, said the truck appeared to be stopped and she tried to avoid hitting it at the last minute.

Nine weeks pregnant, Turner was checked out by the Stockton Springs-Prospect Ambulance and released. There were no passengers and airbags did not deploy.

The truck driver, Hartland F. Gamble Sr., 60, of Prospect, was not injured and the truck did not appear to have any damage except for the addition of a fender wrapped around its bumper.

According to the Waldo County Sheriff's office, no charges have been filed at this time.

This logging truck appears to be undamaged after being rear-ended on Fort Knox Road, Prospect, the morning of Feb. 13. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Stockton Springs-Prospect Ambulance checked out and released Sabrina Turner, driver of the Ford Focus involved in a crash Feb. 13. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Comments (2)
Posted by: Kevin Riley | Feb 21, 2018 10:32

Looking at the damage path of the Ford it does look like she did try to avoid by turning right. But yeah, looks like distraction until the last moment.

Posted by: from the kitchen | Feb 14, 2018 05:22

Distracted driving?

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