Caribou Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit By Two Vehicles
Pedestrians are urged to use caution after a Caribou man was killed while crossing the street after dark.
Caribou Police Chief Michael Gahagan says the department received multiple calls about the accident that happened just before 5:00 Wednesday afternoon. Responding officers found a deceased man in the roadway. Witnesses told investigators that the man had been crossing the four-lane Main Street, when he was struck by a car traveling north, operated by Sharon McGee of Caribou. The man was thrown from that vehicle and was then struck again, in the southbound lane, by a car driven by Lola McBreairty of Caribou.
Pedestrians are reminded to use caution when walking after dark, use crosswalks, wear light-colored clothing, and carry some sort of flashlight or glow stick.
Caribou Police were assisted by Caribou Fire and Ambulance, Maine State Police, the Maine Warden Service, and the Presque Isle Police Department. The accident remains under investigation.