Pedestrian hit crossing Sabattus Street

Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Mary Ann Bradbury grimaces as she lies in the middle of Sabattus Street in Lewiston on Monday afternoon after being hit by a car. She was crossing the street after being dropped off in the parking lot of Bourque's Market by her mother, Pat Lavoie of Lewiston. It was unclear to anyone at the scene who hit Bradbury, who was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Mary Ann Bradbury is lifted into an ambulance on Sabattus Street in Lewiston on Monday afternoon after being hit by a car. Her mother, Pat Lavoie of Lewiston, dropped her off in the parking lot of Bourque's Market to cross the street to Bradbury's son's house. It was unclear to anyone at the scene who hit Bradbury.

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Larry Turbide's picture

Did she get charged with

Did she get charged with jaywalking?

RUSSELL DILLINGHAM's picture
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It is four lanes of traffic

It is four lanes of traffic to cross with no crosswalks and vehicles traveling twice the speedlimit. It is one of the busiest roads in town. It's a no win situation for pedestrians trying to cross Sabattus Street in that area. Kudos to her thoughtfulness to take the chance walking across the street so her mom can take a right out of the parking lot and not having her mom drop her off on the other side of the street where her son lives and then have to take a chance of getting broadsided pulling out of a side street to get back to her home. I used to live on one of those side streets and know how bad it is. Please have some compassion and not make light of it.

Larry Turbide's picture

Sorry Russ, I didn't mean to

Sorry Russ, I didn't mean to make light of it...When riding my bicycle on Sabattus I refuse to ride in the street....I stick to the sidewalk, yeilding to pedestrians of course. I agree that Sabattus is an extremely dangerous street to cross, which is why she should have crossed at a cross walk or an intersection with a controlled traffic light. Jaywalking is not only dangerous, but in some places illegal just for this reason. And I agree with your statement that she "took a chance" doing what she did. I'm just glad that the outcome wasn't worse.

Larry Turbide's picture

Sorry Russ, I didn't mean to

Sorry Russ, I didn't mean to make light of it...When riding my bicycle on Sabattus I refuse to ride in the street....I stick to the sidewalk, yeilding to pedestrians of course. I agree that Sabattus is an extremely dangerous street to cross, which is why she should have crossed at a cross walk or an intersection with a controlled traffic light. Jaywalking is not only dangerous, but in some places illegal just for this reason. And I agree with your statement that she "took a chance" doing what she did. I'm just glad that the outcome wasn't worse.

FRANK EARLEY's picture

Not good

I know just from trying to turn left out of that lot just how dangerous that spot is. There's no crosswalk there but there is one with a crossing light just up the street at the church. That entire street is an accident waiting to happen.
Again, just my humble opinion....

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