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Pedestrian released from hospital after being struck by vehicle on Buck Street

Brian Feulner | BDN
Brian Feulner | BDN
Police investigate the scene where a pedestrian was struck by a passenger car Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2013 on Buck Street in Bangor.
By Andrew Neff, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A man from Grottoes, Va., who was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after he was struck by a car on Buck Street, has been released from the hospital.

According to Bangor police Sgt. Larry Webber, John Fulton, 25, was walking down Buck Street on the side adjoining the construction site for the new Cross Insurance Center when he was hit by a car driven by Hayley Trafton, 20, of Bangor.

Workers were in the process of opening a gate to the site to allow a truck to back in when the accident occurred. Webber said visibility was extremely limited due to the glare from the sun at that time of the day.

The accident happened near the Bangor Daily News building just before 8 a.m.

Webber said he doesn’t expect any charges to be filed, judging from the police report and the conditions that contributed to the accident. There is no sidewalk currently on that side of Buck Street. Concrete barriers and fencing separate the site from the street.

“I drive that way often and the sun that time of day sometimes makes it almost impossible to see anything,” said Webber.

Trafton’s 2010 Honda was also heading east on Buck.

The victim was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday afternoon. He was no longer at EMMC on Wednesday evening, but the nursing supervisor had no other information available about his condition.

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