May 22, 2018
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Car strikes student at UMaine

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

ORONO, Maine — A University of Maine student was taken to the hospital Wednesday for treatment of injures he suffered when he was hit by a car while crossing College Avenue.

The names of the student and the motorist involved were not immediately released because the accident remained under investigation, Orono police Officer Jason Zalva said Wednesday night.

The student, a 25-year-old man from Nepal, was wearing relatively dark clothing when he stepped out onto the street about 6:25 p.m., as darkness was beginning to fall, Zalva said.

The student reportedly stepped onto the street without looking both ways, Zalva said. One motorist managed to avoid hitting him by braking abruptly, but another driver who was heading in the opposite direction was not able to stop in time, he said.

The student was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for treatment, Zalva said.

The student struck his head on the pavement after he was hit by the car but was conscious and speaking at the accident scene, Zalva said. His injuries did not appear to be serious. No further information about his medical condition was available at press time.

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