ST. DAVID, Maine — An 81-year-old St. David man was pronounced dead at the scene of a U.S. Route 1 accident Tuesday evening after he was struck by a car while walking across the road to visit his daughter.
Sgt. Carroll Theriault, acting chief of the Madawaska Police Department, said Wednesday that the accident happened just before 8 p.m.
Theriault said Albert Beaulieu, who resides in St. David, was headed across Route 1 to visit his daughter when he was struck and killed approximately a quarter mile from the Beaulieu Road intersection.
Police are not releasing the name of the female operator of the vehicle at this time, citing the ongoing investigation.
“The operator didn’t see him in the road,” Theriault said. “There is a possibility that the sun was fairly bright at the time, because a passenger who was with the woman had the visor down in the vehicle.”
The Madawaska Fire and Ambulance Departments responded to the scene, but Beaulieu was pronounced dead immediately.
This is the second time this week a pedestrian or cyclist has been struck by a vehicle in The County. On Monday evening, an 11-year-old girl on a bicycle was struck by a car on Main Street in Presque Isle. She was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for treatment of what are reportedly non-life-threatening injuries.
Madawaska Police were assisted at the scene of the St. David accident by Maine State Police Trooper Tim Saucier. A reconstructionist from the Maine Warden Service also assisted with the investigation, which remains open.