Man hit by tractor-trailer near Brewer church identified as retired EMMC radiologist

The driver of a tractor-trailer sits in the cab as police investigate an accident involving a pedestrian and his truck along South Main Street in Brewer on Sunday night. The pedestrian was taken to an area hospital.
Kevin Bennett
The driver of a tractor-trailer sits in the cab as police investigate an accident involving a pedestrian and his truck along South Main Street in Brewer on Sunday night. The pedestrian was taken to an area hospital.
Posted Feb. 03, 2014, at 10:09 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 03, 2014, at 4:06 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — A Bangor man remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday after he was struck by a tractor-trailer near St. Teresa Catholic Church on Sunday night.

Police on Monday confirmed the pedestrian struck was Dr. Don Factor, 74, Brewer Deputy Chief Jason Moffitt said.

Factor was crossing South Main Street near the Brewer church when he was struck by a truck driven by Gregory Crossman, 59, of Holden, Moffitt said.

No charges have been filed against Crossman, who was not injured in the accident, according to Moffitt.

South Main Street was closed to traffic until 9 p.m. while crews, including a state police commercial vehicle unit, worked at the scene.

A spokeswoman at Eastern Maine Medical Center said Factor was in critical condition Monday. The incident remains under investigation.

A retired radiologist, Factor worked at EMMC from 1976 to 2008.

Factor was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, which includes St. Teresa’s, according to the Rev. Timothy J. Nadeau, pastor. The priest Monday afternoon issued a statement about the accident.

“The thoughts and prayers of the entire parish are with Dr. Factor, his family and friends,” the priest said. “I visited with Don and his family this morning and the parish will continue to provide any support and pastoral care that they might need. In light of the ongoing investigation, and out of respect to the family, we will not comment or elaborate on any of the details surrounding the accident at this time.

“On behalf of the Diocese of Portland, Bishop [Richard] Malone asks the community to join all of us in praying for Dr. Factor, his family and his friends during this difficult time,” Nadeau said.

Malone is the apostolic administrator for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

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