MADRID TOWNSHIP — A Wilton man was seriously injured Friday when a 20-foot log crashed into the passenger compartment of the truck he was driving on Route 4. 

Edgar Adams, 46, sustained blunt-force trauma to the lower half of his body, but he was able to get out of his truck and crawl into a
ditch when it caught fire, Maine State Police Trooper Randy Keaten
said.

Adams was listed in satisfactory condition Friday night at a Lewiston hospital. 

He was driving north toward Rangeley when high winds blew a tree into the road, police said.
The impact
caused the 2000 Chevrolet to turn around and face south, Keaten said. The tree trunk was driven through the engine compartment and into the passenger compartment.

Phillips Fire-Rescue responder Ann Hudson, the first to arrive on the scene, found Adams in the ditch and the truck on fire, Keaten said.

NorthStar Emergency Medical Services personnel treated Adams at the scene and drove him to Lindbergh Airport on Route 4 in Avon. He was put on a LifeFlight medical helicopter and flown to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Keaten said.

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