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Teenager Avoids Serious Injury in Mapleton Accident

| September 2, 2013


Courtesy Aroostook County Sheriff's Office

Courtesy Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office

Mapleton, ME – It was a close call for 16 year old Austin Hanson of Westfield on the afternoon of Friday, August 30th.  The dump truck he was operating on the Parsons Road in Mapleton started experiencing steering problems. Hanson applied the brakes on the 1977 Ford and the vehicle went out of control. The truck then left the road, went over an embankment and rolled over several times. Hanson, who had been wearing his seatbelt, was able to get out of the vehicle on his own and call for help. He was taken to TAMC by private vehicle with only minor injuries. The vehicle which is owned by Hanson’s grandfather, Dan Hanson of Presque Isle, sustained serious damage and was towed from the scene of the crash.  Deputy Sheriffs Rob Thibeault and Ryan Doughty responded to the Parsons Road and investigated the crash.




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