MEXICO — A Rumford man was injured Thursday morning after the Lincare Inc. van he was driving collided with the rear of a tractor-trailer truck stopped in traffic on Route 2, Mexico police said.

Travis Palmer, no age given, suffered possible neck and back injuries and was transported by Med-Care Ambulance to Rumford Hospital, Lt. Roy Hodsdon said.

Rumford Hospital no longer provides conditions of people being treated there.

Palmer was driving west in a 2012 Ford E-350 van owned by Lincare of Mexico, a home oxygen and respiratory services corporation, traveling behind an empty 2007 Freightliner 18-wheeler bound for NewPage Corp. in Rumford, Hodsdon said.

Shortly after 10 a.m., the Atlantic Distribution Services tractor-trailer truck out of New Hampshire, driven by Dennis Hussey, 48, of Harrison, stopped behind a car turning left into the Big Apple convenience store and fuel station, Hodsdon said.

The Lincare van failed to stop and rear-ended the Freightliner, he said. A passing Tri-Town Rescue ambulance crew radioed Paris dispatchers for local emergency responders.

Hodsdon said there were no charges pending at the time. Andy Dupuis Towing and Salvage of Mexico removed the Lincare van.

[email protected]


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.