BUCKSPORT, Maine — The Bucksport Maine Police Department confirmed with NEWS CENTER Maine that a pedestrian was killed in a car accident Tuesday evening in Bucksport.
According to police, Steve Lemon, 47, of Minnesota was walking along Rt. 15 south of McKinnon Road in Bucksport Tuesday when he was hit by a car. Police say the driver, Curtis Wood, 80, or Orland, was experiencing a medical issue and crossed into the northbound lane and off the road, hitting Lemon.
Wood was taken to a local hospital.
The investigation is ongoing.
This marks the second pedestrian death in a three-day period. On Sunday night, a man was killed when a car drove into the stands at a baseball field in Deering Oaks Park.
“We are shocked and saddened by these two tragic deaths,” Jean Sideris, executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, said in a statement. “Pedestrians should feel safe walking everywhere in Maine.”
“The Coalition urges Mainers to slow down, be aware of conditions and surroundings, and never operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” Sideris added.