(WINDHAM, Maine) Sept. 13, 2021 – A 47-year-old woman was struck and killed by a driver in Windham on Friday night, the second Windham resident killed by traffic violence in the last two weeks.
Windham Police say Lisa Reynolds was hit around 8 p.m. near the intersection of Route 302 and Trails End Road by Margaret Hunter, 51, of Cape Elizabeth, who was traveling east in a 2009 GMC Sierra.
“Our hearts go out to the residents of Windham, who have lost yet another member of their community,” said Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM) Executive Director Jean Sideris. “We are urging drivers to drive with caution and be on the lookout for pedestrians and cyclists sharing Maine’s roads, especially as the days are getting shorter.”
The BCM urges law enforcement to carefully investigate and examine the roadway conditions, pedestrian facilities, history of crashes at this location, driver behavior, and any additional circumstances that may have been contributing factors.
Less than two weeks ago, Windham resident Philip Stevens, 75, was killed while walking in the parking lot of a Hannaford grocery store in Falmouth.
According to the BCM, the most recent fatality marks the thirteenth pedestrian killed in Maine this year, surpassing the total number of pedestrians killed in 2020.
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is the statewide voice of cyclists and pedestrians. Since 1992, the BCM has led the effort to make Maine better for bicycling and walking by protecting the rights and safety of cyclists and pedestrians through education, advocacy, legislation, and encouragement. We support biking and walking for health, transportation, and recreation. For more information, visit bikemaine.org.