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Driver charged with OUI in violent St. Patrick's Day crash

A driver is left with broken bones, and a smashed up truck, after a violent crash in York late St. Patrick’s Day. (WGME)

YORK (WGME) -- A driver is left with broken bones, and a smashed up truck, after a violent crash in York late St. Patrick’s Day.

Now, a second driver is cited for OUI.

Pastor Bill Bayliss says his daughter and her fiance, Chris Welch, got back from a vacation Friday night, when Chris pulled up in his red pickup truck and dropped off his daughter. Bayliss says seconds later, he witnessed the crash from an upstairs window.

"As I was carrying my daughter's suitcase up the stairs, I looked out to see a light coming from the left. And Chris' truck was knocked from here to about over there which I estimated was 60 feet,” Bayliss said. "Chris' car was all pinned up against a tree, wrapped around a tree."

Bayliss says he and his daughter ran to help.

"Chris was kind of half way out of his car hanging," Bayliss said.

Bayliss says Chris tried to move, but couldn't. He says he's already gone through two surgeries. As for the two people in the white pickup truck, York Police say they've charged the driver, Tom Adams, with OUI. They say they're waiting for the results of a blood alcohol test. Police say Adams wasn't injured, but say his passenger was taken to the hospital and released.

York Police say the crash happened on York Street. Monday, detectives were back at the scene.

Right now the accident is still being reconstructed. So at this point, York Police aren't even venturing a guess as to how fast the truck was going when it slammed into the side of the other pickup truck.

The hospital says Welch is now in good condition. Bayliss says he's lucky to be alive.

"It's truly a miracle he lives today," Bayliss said.

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