(PORTLAND, Maine) July 11, 2023 – An employee was killed after being hit by a pickup truck at Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s vehicle service facility near the Portland Jetport. The 34 year old man was hit just after 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 10th.
“This tragic incident underscores the dangers of collisions between drivers and people walking, biking, or those otherwise especially vulnerable,” said Bicycle Coalition of Maine Executive Director Jean Sideris.
The victim was identified as Antonio Baptista-Tampini of Portland, the driver has not been identified. The police are still investigating the crash, which is currently being treated as a workplace fatality.
The BCM urges investigators to carefully examine the site conditions, behavior of those involved, as well as any additional circumstances that may have been contributing factors.
This press release was updated on Jul 13, 2023
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.