April 23, 2018
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Bangor man hit Friday near John Bapst still in critical condition

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — The local man who was hit Friday evening by a pickup truck while walking across Broadway near John Bapst Memorial High School remains in critical condition, a spokeswoman from Eastern Maine Medical Center said Monday afternoon.

Leon Shtivelman, 34, was crossing the street at around 4:50 p.m. near the intersection of Somerset Street and Broadway when he was struck by a pickup truck with a trailer attached that was turning, Bangor police Sgt. Jim Buckley said Friday.

Shtivelman was hit by a 2007 Chevrolet pickup driven by Marvin Vargas Ugalde, 30, of Maiden, N.C., who was turning right onto Broadway from Somerset, the sergeant said.

“Visibility was hampered by rain and darkness,” said Buckley, who added that alcohol and excessive speed were not factors.

The accident, which is still under investigation, shut down Broadway for about a half hour while Bangor paramedics treated Shtivelman, who suffered apparent head injuries, according to the accident report.

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