I totally understand that we Mainers are frugal. That we will get every nickel out of our homes, our equipment, and our vehicles. Especially during these COVID times, when there's sometimes not a lot of money to go around. But you need to know when to say "When." Over the years my wife has literally watched me run down the street in tears as a tow truck would take away my old car to the junk pile. "Maybe I could get another year out of her... " So I totally empathize with the owner of this vehicle that our heroes at the Maine State Police pulled over this week.
If this is your van or if you know who's van it is, have them contact the Maine State Police. The driver of the van is not in any trouble and may be helpful to figure out what happened with this horrible crash.
The Maine State Police have let us know that they are seeing more accidents in our state where people are taking off after the accident. Not ok! Unless it's a "life-saving" measure, you need to stay with your vehicle. The State Police say they are getting all kinds of excuses like:
Let's all be on the lookout for more critters (especially the big ones) than we are used to seeing out there and be wicked extra careful, bub. And Trooper Castonguay, all of us here at WBLM are glad you are going to be okay.