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Six vehicles damaged in morning crash on Fairbanks Road

A six-car crash took place on the Fairbanks Road this morning around 9 a.m.

FARMINGTON - A crash on the Fairbanks Road this morning involving a garbage removal truck resulted in damage to six vehicles and non-life threatening injuries to two people.

According to Farmington Police Department Officer Jesse Clement, who responded to the 9:12 a.m. call, a truck owned by Archie's Inc. hit a Ford F250 pickup truck from behind on Route 27, causing a chain reaction that resulted in damage to four other vehicles. The dump truck was operated by Thomas Davenport, 50 of Canton.

Clement said that two people reported non-life threatening injuries, including a foot injury and a possible knee injury. They declined transportation by NorthStar EMS. Clement said that the involved vehicles were totaled.

Davenport told police that the brakes of his truck were not functioning correctly, Clement said. State police investigated the truck and reportedly found no issue. Clement said that excessive speed for the road conditions may have factored in the crash.

In addition to FPD and NorthStar, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Maine State Police and Farmington Fire Rescue responded to the scene. Fairbanks Road reopened after roughly an hour.

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  1. Interesting. I didn't realize they investigated vehicles that quickly for mechanical issues?

  2. I was involved in the collision this morning. A big shoutout to the medics and everyone else who cared for me. A super big THANK YOU to Tammy, the first on the scene, who helped me get my breathing calmed down and offered a great deal of comfort when I was quite shaken up. I hope someday I’ll get to thank you in person...but if not, please know how much your care meant to me in a moment of crisis. The world needs more people like you in it.

  3. Farmington RN. Because it was a commercial vehicle they inspect it with a fine toothed comb. The Department of Transportation handles these matters and as such commercial drivers are held to a higher standard than a normal class C driving citizen.

  4. If it is a commercial vehicle they will have a state commercial trooper come out and do a preliminary investigation to get what information they can.

  5. Hi Anne!! No thanks needed. I did what anyone would have done given the situation. I am so grateful I had CPR and first aid training this last year and was able to use it to help you when you needed it. I prayed for everyone's safety and am so thankful you are all alright. When or if your feeling up to it you can find me 6 days a week at the new candy store in Farmington and let me know how your doing. God Bless❤️

  6. Joe & Mort..... Get together and decide if it is the Department of Transportation or State Police.... Not the same outfit,,,,,,

  7. Commercial Vehicle Enforcement a division of Maine State Police

  8. Thanks Jason. Sorry if it offended you Mr. Holt. I think I have my s#*t together and don't need any help from you.

  9. Sorry Mort that I offended you. It was only a question I asked. However I sure am glad you have your $hit together and need no help. Again I apologize if I hurt your feelings.

  10. What?!? I thought only Poland Spring crashed trucks around here.

  11. Thank You Mr. Holt.

  12. Wow so many inspection and cdl professional opinions but yet not one of you hold a commercial drivers license. Interesting!

  13. Ryan, I have a CDL with a few endorsements on it and have had it for over 30 years.