Reporter hit by car to be released from hospital

RUMFORD — Sun Journal reporter Erin Cox, who was injured when she was struck by a car on Feb. 14 in Mexico, is expected to be released from Rumford Hospital on Thursday.

Cox, 33, of Peru, suffered a broken leg, broken arm and concussion when she was crossing Main Street in Mexico and was hit by a 1998 Subaru station wagon driven by Ashley Cioffa-Orr, 25, of Roxbury.

Cox was taken first to Rumford Hospital, and later to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. She later returned to Rumford Hospital for rehabilitation.

She will continue her recovery at her home and is expected to return to work in the Sun Journal's Rumford Bureau in a full-time capacity later this year.

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Did this accident happen? Was the driver being inattentive for some reason. This accident could have been deadly. Like the one in Rumford where a man was killed and nothing has happened to the driver as yet. Someone or department is not doing their job.


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