(PORTLAND, Maine) Sept. 28, 2022 – A pedestrian was killed by a driver while crossing the street in Lewiston on Monday night.
Donald Bourget, 49, was struck near the intersection of Sabattus and College streets at about 7:15 p.m. by 58-year-old Stephen Hairston, who was driving a truck.
“We are concerned and saddened at the loss of another Mainer on our roads, and send our deepest condolences to the victim’s loved ones,” said Bicycle Coalition of Maine Executive Director Jean Sideris.
According the MaineDOT Crash Data site, there have been 12 pedestrian crashes along Sabattus Street since 2017, but this is the first fatality in the corridor.
Police are still investigating the crash. 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.
By the Coalition’s count, this is the eighth pedestrian killed on Maine roadways in 2022.
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.