LEWISTON — A Lewiston cyclist was struck by a car at the corner of College and Russell streets Saturday evening. He was taken to Central Maine Medical Center with what police considered nonlife-threatening injuries.

The man’s brother identified him as Adam Ouellette, 36. Ouellette’s brother, Jason, lives down the street and said Adam was visiting him and had ridden to a nearby store on his bike. He got worried when Adam didn’t return. At the corner he found his brother had been hit by a car. 

Although witnesses who reported the incident told police the bicyclist was unconscious and initially appeared to be severely injured, Jason Ouellette said his brother seemed to be OK.

“They said he’s not real bad. They’re worried about internal injuries,” he said.

Little information was immediately available Saturday night, but police said a car struck a cyclist around 6:30 p.m. At the scene, Adam Ouellette’s twisted bicycle lay in the middle of Russell Street, just outside the crosswalk and several feet from a small pool of blood.

The name of the driver was not immediately available Saturday. No one was arrested.

Ouellette was listed in serious condition late Saturday night.


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