Reporter hit by car in Mexico

MEXICO — A Sun Journal reporter was hit by a car Tuesday evening while crossing Main Street.


Erin Cox

Rumford Bureau reporter Erin Cox, 33, of Peru was taken first to Rumford Hospital, and later to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, after being hit by a 1998 Subaru station wagon driven by Ashley Cioffa-Orr, 25, of Roxbury.

Mexico police Lt. Roy Hodsdon said the accident occurred at about 6:17 p.m. on Main Street, also known as Route 2, in front of the Mexico Town Office.

Hodsdon said the last thing Cox remembered was getting out of her car, which was parked on the westbound side of Main Street. According to police, she was crossing the street and was hit by the Subaru as it was headed east.

Cox rolled onto the hood and hit the windshield before landing on the ground, Hodsdon said. Her injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.

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Pedestrian hit by car

More than likely the driver of this car was distracted by texting,or talking on the phone, or fooling with the radio or cd player. Driver in attention

KRIS KUCERA's picture

I hope she's all right.

Fate is such a fickle thing. Get well, Erin.

Bonnie Washuk's picture

So sorry to hear, poor kid.

So sorry to hear, poor kid. We're thinking about you in the newsroom. Bonnie Washuk

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get well

god speed

Roger  Cyr's picture

reporter hit

was the driver texting


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