NEW PORTLAND — An 88-year-old Massachusetts man was injured Wednesday morning after he pulled out onto Route 27 and his car collided with a tanker truck, police said.

Earle Baker, of Harwich, Mass., who has a camp in New Portland, was taken by medical helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with leg injuries, Maine State Police Trooper Jonathan Wilson said. He was listed in stable condition Wednesday afternoon, he said.

Baker told police he did not see the northbound L. Breton Transport truck when he pulled out of Route 146 and took a left to go south onto Route 27, Wilson said.

Truck driver Paul Manceau, 55, of Quebec, was not injured, Wilson said.

Both vehicles were disabled in the accident, which was reported at 9:50 a.m.

The front of the truck collided with the front driver’s corner of Baker’s Subaru, Wilson said.

Firefighters from New Portland and Kingfield assisted getting Baker out of his car, he said, and helped with traffic control.

The State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit and another state trooper assisted Wilson at the scene.

NorthStar Emergency Medical Services ambulance personnel treated Baker and transported him to a helicopter landing zone.

Wilson estimated the car was totaled and said the truck’s engine compartment was damaged.

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