Multiple vehicles were involved in a crash in the Northbound lane of I-295 in Falmouth near mile marker 12 that briefly closed both lanes to traffic.
On Aug. 12, 2020, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Tpr. John Darcy was investigating a hit and run crash in the breakdown lane at mile 12 northbound on I-295 in Falmouth. One vehicle involved in the crash had continued northbound and was later located by Troop D Troopers. While Tpr. Darcy was speaking with the operator of the vehicle at mile 12, vehicles traveling by began to slow. The sudden slowing of traffic lead to several cars slamming on their brakes. One vehicle stopping short caused a rear-end crash. Several more rear-end crashes began happening. In total, an 8 vehicle pile-up occurred, blocking both travel lanes.
3 people were transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland by Falmouth Rescue with non-life threatening injuries.
5 vehicles were towed from the scene by Stewart’s Towing and Copp Motors.
Troopers from Troop B and G assisted as well as Maine DOT and the Falmouth Fire Department.
Thanks to all the help from the multiple agencies involved, the scene was cleared in 45 minutes.
There will be no charges in this case.