Driver injured when oil truck slides off Route 35 in Naples


The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Naples Fire & EMS as well as the Harrison Fire Department and a Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Unit responded to an accident involving a home heating oil delivery truck on Harrison Road (Route 35) in Naples Wednesday afternoon.

The crash involved a Pit Stop Fuels oil truck that was loaded with approximately 1,000 gallons of No. 2 home heating fuel. The driver of the vehicle, 65-year-old James Sherbert of New Hampshire, lost control due to load shifting and wintry road conditions combined with the road’s grade, sheriff’s Capt. Don Goulet said.

The truck left the roadway and struck a large oak tree and rolled over ejecting Sherbert from the truck through the front windshield. No significant leaking occurred from the truck and Sherbert was transported to Bridgton Hospital in serious, yet stable condition with apparent fractures and abrasions, Goulet said.

At this time the crash is under investigation and no charges are pending, Goulet said.

A New Hampshire man was ejected from a Pit Stop Fuels oil truck on slickened Harrison Road in Naples Wednesday afternoon.