Fourth Pedestrian Killed in Maine

(Portland, ME) May 9, 2024 – Gabrielle Pariseau, 22, was hit by a driver of a car on Union Street near Davis Road around 10 p.m. in Bangor. The driver’s name has not been released and police report they are cooperating with the investigation.

This is the fourth pedestrian to be killed in Maine this year.  Last year at this time, three pedestrians had been killed. Last month a pedestrian in Bangor was run over by a vehicle on Ohio Street. In February, an article in the Bangor Daily News reported the city was on pace to triple the number of pedestrian-vehicle crashes this year. 

This latest crash is under investigation. The BCM urges law enforcement to carefully examine the conditions, driver and pedestrian behavior, and any additional circumstances that may have been contributing factors. 

“We send our deepest condolences to the victim’s loved ones,” said Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM) Executive Director Jean Sideris. 

Statewide, according to the MaineDOT crash query tool, 51 pedestrian crashes have been reported. No cyclist fatalities have been reported; 25 bicycle crashes have been reported. These numbers are slightly higher compared to a similar time frame last year. 


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.

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