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Pedestrian struck by car in Rockland, breaks arm

By Beth A. Birmingham | Jun 30, 2018
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham Police and EMS personnel respond to the scene where a pedestrian was struck by a car on North Main Street in Rockland June 30.

Rockland — A pedestrian struck by a vehicle just before 10 a.m. June 30 in Rockland suffered a broken arm, according to Rockland Police Sgt. Ken Smith.

Smith said the call came in at 9:46 a.m.

He reported that Jeannette Micoleau, 74, of Rockland, was crossing North Main Street from Wasses' to Dunkin' Donuts in the crosswalk when she was struck by Gerald Forcier, 70, of South Thomaston, who was driving a 2014 Jeep Patriot.

Forcier was making a left turn from Main to North Main Street at a low rate of speed, according to Smith, and there was no visible damage to the vehicle.

Micoleau was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center by Rockland EMS with several lacerations and a broken arm.

Rockland police, fire and EMS responded to the call.

Courier. Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@villagesoup.com.

Comments (12)
Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Jul 05, 2018 10:59

The world is in a hurry and Main Street is just a dangerous place for anyone. Vehicles speed up the left hand lane, cut over to the right hand lane and go as fast as they can. What is really so important that drivers have to tailgate and weave from lane to lane to get ahead of the car in front. I love it when some clown gets all jacked up behind me, speeds past me, cuts in front by the ferry terminal and when I get to the light at Camden and Maverick they are stopped at the light. Saved a lot of time didn't they.



Posted by: Jane Karker | Jul 03, 2018 11:17

The “stop for pedestrians” rule is a double edged sword. Some pedestrians trust the rule more than their own eyes. Folks...don’t cross in front of a car until it actually stops for you. Then peak around it to make sure the car in the other lane is stopped.



Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Jul 03, 2018 07:46

True "speed " was not a factor in the pedrestian accident, but it sure brought out the comments about speed and traffic on Main street.  Don't you think it odd that shortly after these comments were published Rockland PD places a slow down sign at the "end" of Main street.  Police Know there is a problem but choose to do nothing about it, other than to temporally appease the peasants.



Posted by: Bill Packard | Jul 02, 2018 18:51

The accident was not on Main Street and speed was not a factor.



Posted by: Drucinda Woodman | Jul 02, 2018 18:22

Okay, all the comments about speed on Main Street are valid, but it also makes me think that the people commenting didn't read the article. This particular accident wasn't about speed- a 70 year old man traveling at a low speed hit a 74 year old woman.

 



Posted by: VALERIE ANN ORR | Jul 01, 2018 12:39

...SORRY ABOUT THE "TYPO"...MISTAKES!      V.A. ORR



Posted by: VALERIE ANN ORR | Jul 01, 2018 12:38

I'M A NATIVE WHO LIVES OUT OF STATE, BUT "WHO COMES HOMES" AND TO ROCKLAND AS MUCH AS TIME & $$  ALLOW....SITTING AT "THE B. COMPASS" A FEW WEEKS AGO...GAZING OUT ON MAIN ST. ENJOYING BREAKFAST...IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A "RACETRACK" ON MAIN ST... AS THE "BIG HONKIN"  "PICK-EM-UP-TRUCKS"  MADE THE LEFT TURN BY "THE COMPASS" & HEADED NORTH AT BREAK NECK SPEED.....IS THIS NORMAL OR HAVE I BEEN SITTING AT A TABLE BY THE WALL INSTEAD IF THE NEW COUNTER.....   SCARY!    NO WONDER PEOPLE ARE AT RISK...I HOPE IT DOESN'T HAPPEN EVERY DAY....    VALERIE A. ORR



Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Jul 01, 2018 11:24

Time to make setting up traffic cameras legal in the State of Maine. It will slow down traffic, help the general fund and save lives. Rockland Police Chief says there are not enough officers to have pone on traffic duty? I am very supportive of our police department yet that seems strange.



Posted by: James Clinton Leach | Jul 01, 2018 09:14

My wife and I avoid Main Street when possible as far as riding a motorcycle , your asking for trouble very dangerous..I must say the creative maneuvering by motorists is impressive and at well over the speed limit. Enforcement with heavey fines would be a start...if they know PD is somewhere on Main Street it will stop a lot of this....



Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Jul 01, 2018 08:15

the traffic situaion on main street has been ignored for years. Just like the school shootings we will wait for someone to be killed until we take action.  If you removed the "Route one" traffic and big truck traffic that would help.  Then widen the sidewalks and make Main street into a single lane.  That has worked well in other towns to slow down traffic and make Main street more pedestrian friendly.  Being "Mainers" we prefer to keep things the way they are forever.  So these and other suggestions myself and others have been making for years will continue to be ignored. Hiring an urban planner would help.  As long as she is "from away"  most locals will treat her as a God.



Posted by: Peter Hill | Jun 30, 2018 23:35

Traffic flies down Main St.and beyond. The speed here should be reduced to 15 mph and enforced. Some kids think its a racetrack!



Posted by: Gerald A Weinand | Jun 30, 2018 20:23

A broken arm for a 74 year old is no laughing matter. I urge all drivers entering an urban area where pedestrians are likely to be found to just slow down, take extra precaution. The five seconds you may save speeding could mean that you run someone over.

Is it really worth it?



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