LEBANON, Maine — The man struck by a vehicle late Monday afternoon remains at Maine Medical Center in critical condition after suffering life-threatening injuries in the accident.
State Trooper Kyle Wells said Tuesday it’s unclear whether the incident was accidental or whether it may have been a suicide attempt. As a standard procedure, State Police are not releasing the identities of those involved in the accident until the investigation is complete, he said.
“I still have a lot of investigating to do,” Wells said.
The accident occurred around 4:39 p.m. Monday in the area of 339 Milton Mills Road in North Lebanon. The vehicle involved was a Toyota Rav4, said Wells.
According to Assistant Rescue Chief Jason Cole, the male pedestrian suffered very serious injuries believed to be life-threatening, though he was still breathing when rescue crews got to the scene.
On Tuesday, Wells said State Police have not yet had a chance to interview the pedestrian because the man was on life support after the accident. Late Tuesday afternoon Wells said he was soon going to interview the pedestrian’s parents.
The accident had only one witness, said Wells.
According to Cole, the vehicle involved in the accident sustained extensive damage.
Wells confirmed Tuesday the accident was not a hit-and-run, and that the driver of the Toyota remained on scene after the incident. As a result of the accident, the portion of Milton Mills Road between Keay Road and the Acton town line was closed to traffic for more than three hours as state troopers worked to reconstruct the accident.
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