Snowmobile causes car to crash into telephone pole, Derby

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DERBY — A 62-year-old man was from Derby Line hit a telephone pole after a snowmobile crossed his path yesterday.

The crash took place on U.S. Route 5 near Beebe Road at around 5:22 p.m.

Police say Richard Blais was headed north when Nicholas Adams, 34, of Colchester, was driving a snowmobile west along the VAST trail, approaching the Route 5 road crossing.

Adams told police that he slowed and came to a stop to look for traffic but did not see Blais approaching from the south and continued into the road to cross.

Police say Blais swerved his vehicle to avoid a collision with Adams, crashing into a telephone pole.

Adams was issued a ticket for violation of operation across highways.

Blais was not injured during the incident, police say.

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