Driver who struck pedestrian charged

Posted Sept. 12, 2008, at 7:24 p.m.

FORT KENT, Maine — The driver of the SUV that struck and injured a pedestrian crossing Pleasant Street on Wednesday afternoon has been charged.

Patrick Daigle, 20, of New Canada was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

According to Fort Kent Police Chief Kenneth Michaud, Daigle was leaving the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus by turning left onto Pleasant Street at 3 p.m.

Daigle told Michaud he checked for traffic approaching in the northbound lane but failed to see Tiffany Nicole Curry, 28, who was walking in the crosswalk toward Daigle’s 2004 Mitsubishi SUV.

Daigle pulled out into the street and struck Curry with enough force to throw her up onto the hood of his vehicle. The impact dented the SUV’s hood and fender.

Curry was taken by ambulance to Northern Maine Medical Center, was treated for a concussion and separated shoulder, and released, Michaud said.

Daigle’s SUV had $1,200 in damage.

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