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Press Release: Fourth pedestrian fatality of the year, and second in two weeks, takes place in Roxbury

Fourth pedestrian fatality of the year, and second
in two weeks, takes place in Roxbury

February 29, 2016 – Roxbury, ME – As the state’s leading group promoting bicycling and walking safety, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine routinely monitors crash reports for incidents that involve bicyclists or pedestrians. The Coalition regrets to hear of a pedestrian killed in Roxbury on February 27th, and extends its condolences.
Cailin Currivan, 26, was struck by a truck and killed as she was walking on Route 17 in Roxbury. The driver of the truck, Kyle Kennedy, was charged with an OUI. This is already the fourth fatality of 2016 and the second in two weeks. It comes after a year in which a record 19 people were killed on Maine’s roadways while walking.
This latest incident again highlights the need for all motorists to be alert for other users at all times and places, to obey local speed limits, and never to drive distracted or under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. This incident is also a reminder for all pedestrians and bicycles to use extra care to be visible, especially when walking or biking after dark, and to follow best practices and law for roadway safety.
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine will continue to monitor the circumstances surrounding these cases in search of information that will improve roadway safety for all users.

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The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is the statewide voice of cyclists and pedestrians. Since 1992, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine has led the effort to make Maine better for bicycling and walking by protecting the rights and safety of cyclists and pedestrians through education, advocacy, legislation and encouragement. We support biking and walking for health, transportation and recreation. For more information: bikemaine.org.