April 25, 2018
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Levant woman hurt after being struck by vehicle in pharmacy parking lot

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A 61-year-old Levant woman was taken to a Bangor hospital for treatment of injuries she suffered when she was struck early Monday evening by a vehicle in a pharmacy parking lot.

Patricia Shaw was walking in the parking lot of the Rite Aid at the intersection of Union and Fourteenth streets about 5:30 p.m. when she was struck by a vehicle driven by Vicki Brown, 58, of Carmel, according to Bangor police Officer Chris Blanchard, who investigated the accident.

Brown said that she did not see Shaw because of glare on her windshield from the sun, he said.

After she was struck, Shaw “went under the car and got pinned underneath,” Blanchard said. Bangor fire and rescue personnel freed Shaw by inflating airbags under the car to lift it off her.

The officer said that Shaw was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment of injuries that may include a broken bone.

Information about Shaw’s medical condition was not immediately available. Blanchard said, however, that her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, he said.

“She was awake and conscious before she was transported to EMMC,” Blanchard said.

Blanchard said that no charges will be filed in connection with the accident.

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