LEWISTON — A local man was being treated for head and leg injuries Friday after he was struck by a van while crossing Cedar Street.
Police said Walter Lade, 64, was crossing the intersection at Cedar and Lincoln streets at about 10:30 a.m. when he was struck by a van driven by Kevin Mitchell, 18, of Lewiston.
Lade's injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
That assessment came later in the day. When the victim was first struck, police believed his injuries had the potential to be fatal. They called in a reconstruction team from Maine State Police to assist with the investigation.
The busy intersection was partially blocked to traffic for hours as state police investigated.
A hospital official later told police the victim was expected to survive his injuries, which include a possible broken leg and a head injury.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation Friday night.
Police said Lade was leaving a corner store and walking to Hope Haven Gospel Mission on the other side of the intersection when he was struck.