This morning, June 29, there was a multi vehicle crash, involving 9 cars, in the left lane on I-95 northbound in Bangor near mile marker 183.
From Maine State Police:
Preliminary investigation shows that a vehicle was traveling northbound on I-95 when it suddenly stopped in the passing lane while a Trooper was conducting a traffic stop on the left side of the Interstate at MM 183. That caused the vehicle traveling behind the suddenly stopped vehicle to be rear-ended by the car behind her which then caused the multi-vehicle crash. The initial car which stopped was not hit from behind and continued driving. The driver of the second vehicle was not able to get a description of the vehicle. One person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
A reminder that drivers should never stop in an active travel lane or road. Drivers traveling in the left lane should move over or slow down for emergency, transportation crews or any disable vehicle. Drivers in the passing lane should stay alert and follow the flow of traffic.