Pedestrian struck by SUV in Fort Kent taken to hospital
FORT KENT, Maine — A pedestrian was transported to the hospital on Thursday after being struck by an SUV on Route 161, also known as Caribou Road, in Fort Kent.
Timothy Oneill, 69, of Fort Kent was attempting to cross the roadway near the Mike’s and Sons shop at 3:15 p.m. At the same time, Katelyn Dubois, 27, also of Fort Kent, was northbound in a 2020 Ford Expedition SUV.
Dubois attempted to veer her vehicle around Oneill but was unsuccessful, police said.
Oneill suffered multiple injuries, including a broken leg, according to police.
Chief Tom Pelletier and Officer Cole Pelletier of the Fort Kent Police Department temporarily blocked traffic while medical providers with Ambulance Service Inc. prepared Oneill for transport to Northern Maine Medical Center.
There was no damage to the SUV.
Speed and alcohol were not factors in the accident, Chief Pelletier said.
The Fort Kent Fire Department and Maine State Police assisted at the scene.