June 20, 2018
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Comments for: Canadian relatives come to Bangor to be with sisters hit by van

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  • Superuser23

    Safety first….unless you are waiting for a grant that is…..pretty sad a city has to wait on a grant to create sidewalks and not use their own money that tax payers pay in, where could all that money possibly be going…….

  • Kevin King

    This is Maine, but money doesn’t grow on tree’s. The truth is, the math is, that Bangor can’t adequately afford/pay for the meager public transportation system it has. The city has recognized the problem and has plan for addressing it. It is a problem. I’ve worked in the area for seven years, and in the last few years the number of people coming from Canada on buses has increased dramatically. Canadians are getting a much better exchange rate on their money. It’s good for them, and it’s good for the Bangor area. What happened was an awful tragedy, an accident. The light they were trying to cross at, {and they tried to cross with the light, and weren’t wearing ‘dark’ clothing}, only holds the traffic on the Hogan road for maybe 30 seconds. Once the Hogan road traffic is stopped there is a never ending stream of cars coming through the light from Lowes and Target and the Olive Garden and Dunkin Donughts, and they are all turning either left or right onto the Hogan road. This gives pedestrians little time to cross. You gotta figure that these ladies pretty much had to wait till the light was changing, for ALL the traffic to be stopped, before they could begin to cross those four lanes of traffic. Willis had no reason to expect someone would be running from his left as the light changed, just looking up the road towards Applebee’s. I hope everyone can find compassion for all concerned, because I can’t really blame anyone. From where I stood, it was a just sad thing that happened to two sisters on a shopping trip to Bangor. My prayers for a complete recovery go out to Sandra, her sister, and their family.

  • Anonymous

    Glad that this article points out that the light went from red to green. Meaning the ladies did take due caution and notice that traffic was stopped and they could possibly cross. Not being from the area they cannot be blamed for not knowing how quickly the lights change around here. Most normal cities have crosswalks or buttons on the poles to hold the lights at red.

    • Anonymous

      It would take a lot more than a sale for me to try to cross Hogan rd ever, never mind in the dark, wearing dark clothing.

  • Anonymous

    Having driven in Canada a few times, I have always been amazed at how they cross the street. I have seen them simply walk out between cars to cross a busy road…….not sure why, but I have seen it time and time again.

    • jerrymyx

      they are very “trusting” people and ” courteous”, that is why they do what they do… they live in a much more safer country than us, making the trust issue almost non existent!!

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