Injured Person Airlifted Out of 30-Car Pileup on Maine Highway

At least one person with “serious” injuries was airlifted to the hospital after about 30 cars crashed on an interstate in Carmel, Maine, on Tuesday, January 7, police said.

The “chain-reaction crash” on Interstate 95 happened at about 7.45 am and may have been caused by reduced visibility from “blinding” sunlight, according to the Maine State Police.

This video, shared on Facebook by the Town of Hermon Fire Department, shows a Life Flight helicopter landing on I-95 in response to the crash. Police said there were “some injuries,” including a person who was “seriously” injured and taken to a Bangor hospital via a Life Flight helicopter that landed on the interstate.

Officials at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center told local media they expected to take in nine to 13 patients from the crash.

Reports said “hundreds” of motorists were stranded on northbound I-95 because of the collision. The Maine Department of Transportation said a section of I-95 was closed for several hours before reopening around 11.30 am on Tuesday morning. Credit: Town of Hermon Fire Department via Storyful