May 27, 2018
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Pedestrian hit by car identified as 60-year-old Rockland man

Stephen Betts | BDN
Stephen Betts | BDN
Rockland emergency medical workers care for a man who was struck by a car Wednesday afternoon on Camden Street (Route 1) in Rockland.
By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — Wayne Colson, 60, of Rockland was identified Thursday morning as the man injured the previous afternoon in a car-pedestrian accident on Route 1.

Rockland police and emergency medical staff responded to the incident that occurred shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday on Camden Street by the Breakwater Marketplace.

Colson was in a crosswalk on Camden Street (also known as Route 1) pushing a shopping cart, according to Rockland Deputy Police Chief Wally Tower. At the same time, Karen Riley, 51, of Augusta was pulling out of the Breakwater Marketplace parking lot and attempted to make a left turn, Tower said. The woman reported to police that she did not see Colson.

Police said it is unclear whether the car struck Colson or whether the car struck the shopping cart which then struck Colson.

The man was conscious as he was treated at the scene. Tower said Colson suffered a hip injury and was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. A hospital spokeswoman confirmed Thursday morning that he was a patient but his condition could not be released.

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