April 26, 2018
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Pedestrian hurt after stepping into traffic

By Heather Steeves, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — A man who was hit by a car while crossing the street is in a Lewiston hospital.

Paul T. Wallace, 65, of Rockland was meandering down a Park Street sidewalk when he stepped into traffic around 10 a.m. Friday.

“It looked like he wanted to head home, so he stepped in front of an oncoming car,” said Rockland police Officer James Jillson.

Wallace’s head smashed into the car’s windshield and caused cuts and bruises to his arms, hands and legs, Jillson said.

When Rockland Fire Department rescuers arrived, Wallace was unconscious, but by the time crews loaded him into an ambulance, he was talking. Wallace was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center before being transferred by ambulance to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

“He is very fortunate,” Jillson said Friday.

Police are not blaming the driver of the 2003 four-door Subaru, Jeffrey Mudgett of Spruce Head.

As of 5 p.m. Friday, Wallace was being evaluated at Central Maine Medical Center.

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