An 84-year-old Bangor man has died after being struck by a pickup truck on Finson Road Wednesday morning at the entrance to the Cedar Falls Mobile Home Park, according to police.
The victim, an adult male who was not identified, was taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment, where he died, police spokesperson Sgt. Wade Betters said.
The names of the victim and the man driving the pickup truck have not been released as police continue to investigate.
Officers were called to 666 Finson Road at about 7:20 a.m. for a report of a crash involving a car and pedestrian.
Wednesday’s death brings to six the number of pedestrians killed in Maine this year, according to the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety.
Pedestrian traffic fatalities in Maine tripled in the first part of 2021 from the same period in 2020, according to data from the Governors Highway Safety Association.
Overall, Maine had nine pedestrian traffic fatalities from January to June last year, up from three during that period the previous year, the association’s report found.
Pedestrian deaths were up 17 percent nationwide during that time, with 3,441 people dying during the first half of 2021, according to preliminary data.