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.