Fryeburg Police: Crash victim lucky to be alive

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UP AGAINST A  POLE — A Fryeburg man was injured when his vehicle rolled over and rested up against a utility pole on West Fryeburg Road.


FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Police Department had West Fryeburg Road shut down for over an hour on Monday, Dec. 23 while fire and rescue personnel extricated the operator of a roll over crash.

At approximately 9 p.m., 42-year-old Stanley Vladyka of Fryeburg was operating a 1996 GMC pickup truck on West Fryeburg Road when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle crossed lanes, went into a ditch and rolled over into a Central Maine Power pole, which crushed the top of the vehicle, entrapping the operator.

Vladyka was initially transported to Bridgton Hospital for what was believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. Vladyka’s condition took a turn for the worse and he was transported by LifeFlight to Maine Medical Center in Portland for what is considered now to be life-threatening injuries.

“At this time, Mr. Vladyka is considered to be in critical condition at Maine Medical Center,” said Fryeburg Police Department Sergeant Joshua Potvin.

A blood-alcohol sample was collected and results are pending.

“Speed and alcohol are both factors in this crash,” Sgt. Potvin reported. “The operator in this crash is extremely lucky to be alive.”  

UPDATE 12/31:

Stanley Vladyka has been released from Maine Medical Center and has returned to his Fryeburg home at this hour where he will continue to recover from his injuries.

“I’m glad Mr. Vladyka will get to bring in the New Year at home with his family," Sgt. Potvin said. “He is extremely fortunate to have survived this crash.  We wish him a speedy recovery.”



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