BANGOR, Maine — Two local women were struck crossing city streets within minutes and blocks of each other Friday afternoon. Both were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center — one with serious injuries, the other with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Police were searching Friday night for the hit-and-run driver of a maroon or red sedan with a smashed windshield that struck a woman at 4:30 p.m. while she was crossing Cedar Street at the intersection of Third Street.
Amanda Guay, 20, reportedly was knocked out of her shoes. Her head most likely broke the windshield of the car before she rolled off the hood. She landed about 25 feet from her shoes, according to rescue personnel radio traffic overheard on a Bangor Daily News police scanner.
Five minutes later, Billie Jean Davis, 38, was struck by a pickup truck with an attached plow driven by Wayne Harriman, 58, of Brewer, according to police.
Harriman was traveling east on Hammond Street when Davis stepped into the path of the oncoming truck from Columbia Street. Davis was not in a crosswalk.
Davis was taken to EMMC with serious injuries, according to police. Guay’s injuries were described as not life-threatening.
Guay was in the crosswalk with an unidentified person when a car traveling west on Cedar Street at a high rate of speed approached the intersection, according to police. The car apparently swerved to miss one pedestrian and struck the other.
The car stopped briefly at the scene, then continued up Cedar Street, police said.
Police said the driver was described as a white male, approximately 6 feet 1 inch tall, in his late 20s with a full red beard.
After Davis was hit on Hammond Street, Bangor’s crash reconstruction team closed it to traffic between Main and Columbia streets for several hours.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident and no charges are expected to be filed against Harriman, police said.
Anyone with information about either accident is asked to contact the Bangor police at 947-7384.