Accidents involve pedestrian, bicyclist in Rockland
Rockland — Accidents in Rockland involving a pedestrian on Aug. 29 and a bicyclist on Aug. 30 sent both to Pen Bay Medical Center.
According to Rockland Police Officer James Jillson, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, Phyllis Farland, 63, of Fort Collins, Colo., was walking across Main Street when she was struck by a car driven by James Hastings, 43, of Union as he was turning onto Main Street from School Street.
Farland complained of pain at the scene and was transported to Pen Bay Medical Center. Officer Jillson said Farland has since been transferred to another hospital and was treated for multiple fractures.
Officer Jillson said the accident was a pedestrian error as Farland did not cross the street at a designated crosswalk. The police officer said Hastings did not see Farland crossing the street, and witnesses said they saw Farland look left and ahead before crossing.
On Thursday, Aug. 30, John Foster, 49, of Rockland was traveling north on Broadway at the intersection with Limerock Street on his bicycle. According to police, he failed to stop at a red light and was struck by Jessica Martz, 28, of Rockland. Officer Jillson said Foster was alert at the scene of the accident and at Pen Bay Medical Center, where he was transported.