Woman killed while riding bicycle in Sanford
Article Date: Monday, April 28, 2008
SANFORD, Maine — Authorities are trying to locate the motorist of a truck that struck and killed a woman on a bicycle this afternoon.
The fatality occurred at approximately 12:50 p.m. at the intersection of River and Winter streets.
Sanford Police Major Gordon Littlefield said that a witness reported that a red truck carrying logs hit the woman at the intersection and continued west on Route 202. It is not known whether the truck continued west toward Lebanon or turned north or south onto Route 109 when it approached the intersection with Main Street, Littlefield said.
The witness did not have a cell phone and needed to flag down a motorist to borrow one and call for help, Littlefield said.
Investigators and emergency personnel blocked off the scene of the fatality with yellow tape, vehicles and barricades.
The woman reportedly has been identified, but the police will not release her name until her next-of-kin have been notified.
Anyone with information that could help police locate the red truck is urged to call the Sanford Police Department at 324-3644.