Tractor-trailer Jackknifes on I-95 causing major delays

Maine (February 14, 2012)  Traffic was backed up for several hours from Maine into New Hampshire when a Tractor-trailer crashed on I-95 south in Kittery.  The crash occurred around 6:00 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 at the Piscataqua River Bridge, according to the Maine State Police.

Paul Regan, 55, the driver of the tractor-trailer, was traveling south on I-95 in the far right hand lane when he failed to notice a truck in front of him traveling at a slower rate.  Regan in an attempt to avoid a collision swerved to the left, losing control of the rig.  The tractor-trailer took out a large section of the center metal guardrail before slamming into the concrete center divider causing the truck to jackknife.  The force of the collision caused the fuel tank to leak diesel fuel onto the roadway.

Regan was injured and transported to Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

The Kittery Fire Department and the State Department of Environmental Protection responded to the accident site and quickly contained the fuel spill.  Two lanes of Interstate 95 south were closed for several hours as crews worked to clean up the debris and remove the tractor-trailer.

All lanes were re-opened around 10:00 a.m. but not after causing major delays for morning commuters.
The Maine State Police are still investigating the accident.

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