HOLDEN – Three unrelated accidents on Route 1A in Holden held up traffic for an hour this morning.
Holden police and fire responded to the scene around 10 a.m. Tuesday.
A postal vehicle lost control and hit a guard rail. A couple minutes later, a second vehicle lost control, and drove into the same guard rail, hitting the postal vehicle that had already crashed.
Then fifty feet down the road, a van lost control, and drove into a ditch around the same time. Holden police were so busy dealing with the first two accidents that Maine State Police were brought in to help with the third scene.
It appeared that winter weather was definitely a cause in all three accidents.
Holden Police Chief Chris Greeley stated “I know winter is ending but people still need to be careful about driving when its slippery when its snowing when there’s any precipitation on the ground. So be careful and drive slowly.”
Chief Greeley said one driver was escorted to the hospital with rib pain.