March 25, 2018
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Woman hurt when hit by car on Bangor street

By Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Police blamed inattention by both a driver and a pedestrian for an accident that hospitalized the pedestrian Monday evening.

June Bourgeois, 53, of Bangor was struck by a silver Honda Civic shortly after 5 p.m. Monday while crossing Union Street near the intersection with Second Street. Bourgeois was taken by ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center on Monday night.

According to Bangor police Sgt. Larry Weber, the driver of the Civic told officers that he was putting a receipt away just before the collision. The driver’s name was not available Monday evening.

Bourgeois, according to witness statements to police, was talking on a cell phone as she crossed Union Street.

“Witnesses reported that the vehicle had no time to react to the person who walked into traffic,” said Weber.

No charges are expected because of the inattention by both the driver and the pedestrian, said Weber.

Patrolman Paul Colley, one of several officers who went to the scene, said Bourgeois was awake and alert when he arrived.

Officers at the scene were interviewing the driver of the Honda Civic. Traffic on Union Street was rerouted for approximately 20 minutes.

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