NAPLES — A New Hampshire man was injured Wednesday when the oil delivery truck he was driving struck a tree and rolled on Harrison Road.

Cumberland County Sheriff’s investigators said 65-year-old James Sherbert lost control of the truck due to wintry conditions and load shifting, causing him to drive off the road where he struck an oak tree at about 1:45 p.m.

Sherbert, who had been driving for Pit Stop Fuels, was ejected from the truck through the windshield, police said.

He was taken to the Bridgton Hospital where he was listed later Wednesday in serious but stable condition. Police said Sherbert suffered fractures and abrasions in the wreck.

The truck, containing 1,000 gallons of heating fuel, did not leak as a result of the crash, police said, but traffic was snarled for an hour as emergency crews responded and cleanup began.

The crash remained under investigation by the sheriff’s department and the Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Unit. No charges were expected.


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