Early Tuesday morning, a crash in Gorham resulted from a road rage incident, leaving one person injured. The incident, occurring on Ossipee Trail (Route 25), has raised concerns about road safety in the community.
Road Rage Crash
Around 4:45 a.m., two cars were driving east on Ossipee Trail when one driver lost control. The car hit and broke a pole, then flew into the air and went down a hill, according to Sgt. Michael Coffin.
The driver of that car got seriously hurt but is expected to recover. They were taken to Maine Medical Center. The other driver was not hurt, and there were no passengers in either car.
Speed and Charges
An initial look into the incident suggests that speed played a big part. Sgt. Coffin mentioned that charges related to the incident are being considered. A special team from the Gorham and Windham police departments is reconstructing the scene to understand the events leading to the crash better.
Road Closure and Reopening
Because of the crash, Ossipee Trail at the Bernard P. Rines Bypass (Route 112) had to close. Crews from Central Maine Power and a telephone company worked to fix the pole. The road was expected to open again around 9:30 a.m., causing some delays for people traveling.
Community Impact and Worries
The crash has left the community worried about road safety and the consequences of road rage. People hope for a thorough investigation and steps to make roads safer.
A1: The crash happened because one driver lost control during a road rage incident on Ossipee Trail.
A2: The driver got seriously hurt but is expected to get better. They were taken to Maine Medical Center.
A3: A special team from the Gorham and Windham police departments is looking into the events leading to the crash.