56-Year-Old Woman Seriously Hurt When Hit By a Car in Newburgh
A 56-year-old woman was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle in Newburgh.
Where Did the Crash Happen?
The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office and other agencies were called to the area of 2072 Carmel Road North in Newburgh at 1:30 Saturday afternoon. They were responding to a report received by the Penobscot Regional Communications Center of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle.
Who Was the Victim?
When they arrived, officials found the victim, who is a 56-year-old woman, whose identity has not been released. She was transported to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with serious injuries. Officials also haven't given any information about the driver or type of vehicle. There's no indication that any charges are pending.
Do Police Know What Caused the Crash?
The investigation into this incident is ongoing, but officials say they do not believe speed or alcohol were factors in this crash.
Although this incident happened mid-afternoon, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine had recently offered a reminder to motorists to use extra caution in the early mornings and early evenings, this time of year. The sun is at a sharp angle and can cause a glare, making it difficult for drivers to see. Pedestrians are also reminded to wear bright clothing and make sure drivers can see them, as well.
Assisting the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office were members of the Newburgh Fire Department, Capital Ambulance, and the Hampden Police Department.
We'll update this story as more details become available.