(PORTLAND, Maine) June 9, 2022 – A Bangor resident has died after being struck by a driver Wednesday morning in Cedar Falls Mobile Home Park.
The crash occurred on Finson Road, according to a news release issued by the Bangor Police Department.
“We are saddened to hear about another pedestrian fatality in what has already been a tragic year for vulnerable users on Maine roads,” said Bicycle Coalition of Maine Executive Director Jean Sideris.
The names of those involved have not yet been released, but police noted that both the victim and driver are Bangor residents, and the crash has been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Division.
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.
The Coalition says this is already the sixth pedestrian death of 2022, following a record-high 20 deaths in 2021. One cyclist has been killed in 2022 to-date.
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine works to make Maine a better and safer place to bike and walk. Founded in 1992, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine has grown into the leading bicycle and pedestrian advocacy group in the state. The Coalition believes all Mainers should have access to bikes and bike education, and we envision a future where Maine’s roads, public ways, and trails are safe and accessible, resulting in cleaner travel options, improved health, and stronger economic benefits for Maine communities.