STUDENT STABLE AFTER FRYEBURG CRASH

by Christian Mower on December 13, 2013

POLICE IN FRYEBURG, MAINE ENCOURAGE PEDESTRIANS TO WEAR BRIGHT COLORED CLOTHES AT NIGHT – REFLECTIVE, IF POSSIBLE – AND WALK AGAINST THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC – AFTER A 16-YEAR-OLD INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AT FRYEBURG ACADEMY WAS HIT BY A DELIVERY TRUCK ON ROUTE 302 IN FRYEBURG THURSDAY EVENING.

CHIEF PHIL WEYMOUTH SAYS 56-YEAR-OLD WALTER DAVIS WAS DRIVING A UPS TRUCK EASTBOUND ON ROUTE 302 ABOUT 5:30 P.M. WHEN HE HIT THE TEEN WITH HIS PASSENGER SIDE MIRROR NEAR LOVEWELL POND RD.

THE STUDENT HAD REPORTEDLY STEPPED OUT TOO FAR INTO THE TRAVEL LANE WHILE WALKING WITH FRIENDS. WEYMOUTH SAYS THE ROAD IS NOT WELL LIGHTED IN THE AREA AND IT DOES NOT HAVE A SIDEWALK.

WEYMOUTH SAYS THE STUDENT – A BOY FROM CHINA – WAS INJURED ON HIS HEAD AND NECK AND WAS TAKEN TO MAINE MEDICAL CENTER IN PORTLAND FOR TREATMENT, WHERE HE WAS LISTED IN STABLE CONDITION.

A ROUTINE BLOOD ALCOHOL SAMPLE WAS TAKEN FROM DAVIS BUT WEYMOUTH SAYS THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH APPEARS TO BE PEDESTRIAN ERROR AND DAVIS HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED.

ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE SEEN THE INCIDENT OR HAS INFORMATION ABOUT IT IS ASKED TO CALL FRYEBURG POLICE AT (207) 935-3323.