NORWAY — A Bridgton man suffered serious injuries when his car crossed the centerline on Route 117 and hit an oncoming log truck at full speed, police said. 

Normand Luneau, 65, was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, Norway Police Department Cpl. Mitch Shaw said. 

A female passenger in the car was taken by ambulance to Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway with unknown injuries.

The driver of the empty log truck, 24-year-old Tyler Libby of Limington, was not injured, Shaw said. 

The officer said witnesses reported Luneau was traveling northbound on Harrison Road around 3 p.m. when for unknown reasons he drifted across the centerline into the log truck. 

The front of Luneau’s Volvo narrowly missed hitting the truck head on, instead striking a large gas container on the side of the truck. Shaw said Libby attempted to avoid the collision and veered off the road into a ditch. 

Brake marks stretched behind the truck. There were none behind the car and Shaw said it did not appear as though the car slowed. 

The Volvo came to a stop facing the opposite direction of travel in the middle of the road; most of its front end was crushed. Emergency responders cut the car’s top and doors off and eventually extricated Luneau.

Emergency crews from Norway, Paris and Oxford responded to the scene. Accident reconstructionists from the Maine State Police were also on scene. 

Police could not be reached for additional information Thursday evening.

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