Sneezing driver caused rollover that knocked out power in Casco


CASCO (AP) — The driver of a truck that rolled over into a power line and cut power to most of a Maine region claims a sneeze caused the crash.

Casco police say the unidentified driver told them he was driving in Casco around noon when he sneezed and lost control of his truck. WGME-TV reports the truck crashed and rolled over onto a utility pole, causing nearly 2,000 homes to lose power throughout Casco, Raymond and Naples.

The driver was not seriously hurt in the crash.

Power has since been restored to the region.


An upended pickup truck leans against a utility pole on Route 302 in Casco. Casco Fire Rescue photo via Twitter

  • Scott Harriman

    Shouldn’t someone who cannot even sneeze while driving have their driving privileges reevaluated?

    • Danny Fitzsimmons

      Not sure what you are saying… Are you saying those that have to sneeze while driving should have their licence suspended? and if so all I can say is your not the sharpest tool in the shed. however if it was meant to be sarcastic it was a little off the mark.