Bangor woman, 57, hit by car Saturday dies at hospital

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted July 15, 2012, at 10:42 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A 57-year-old local woman seriously injured early Saturday when she was struck by a car while out on a walk near the highway overpass on Union Street has died, Bangor police Lt. Tim Reid said Sunday morning.

The pedestrian was struck about 7:45 a.m. as she attempted to cross a ramp for Interstate 95, Sgt. Ed Potter said Sunday afternoon.

“It was in a crosswalk on Union and [I-95] and the [driver] was making a turn,” Potter said.

The driver of the car was a 79-year-old female, the sergeant said.

Police are still investigating who had the right-of-way — if the driver had the light or if the pedestrian had a signal to walk — when the deadly collision took place, the sergeant said.

Police on Sunday afternoon were still working on contacting family of the Bangor woman who was killed, some who live out of state, and therefore were withholding her name until the task was completed, Potter said.

“It’s not going to be released until Monday,” the sergeant said.

The name of the driver will be released at the same time as the victim, Potter said.

“I’m not anticipating charges at this point,” Reid, the department’s lead detective, said early Sunday.

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