(PORTLAND, Maine) August 3, 2022 – A Hudson resident who was hit by a driver while walking last week had passed away from his injuries.
David York, 65, was walking along Route 221 in Hudson at approximately 4:40 p.m. on July 27, when he was struck by Judith Whitmore, 50, also of Hudson.
York was taken by life flight to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, according to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.
“We are saddened to learn of yet another pedestrian fatality on our Maine roads,” said Bicycle Coalition of Maine Executive Director Jean Sideris, who noted that this was the second death in the last eight days. “Our hearts go out to the victim’s loved ones.”
Officials say the investigation remains active. The BCM urges law enforcement to carefully 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 the eighth 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.