St. George rallies for student from China struck by car

By Stephen Betts | Aug 11, 2017
Source: Port Clyde General Store Facebook Page

St. George — A 21-year-old woman from China is recovering at a Lewiston hospital after she was struck by a car last week while riding a bicycle.

Qi Fu, known locally as Miley, was injured Thursday, Aug. 3, when she was riding her bicycle south on Route 131 toward Port Clyde shortly before 7 p.m. when a car driven by a 17-year-old girl struck her while traveling in the same direction.

Fu was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston for serious injuries.

The young woman is recovering from her injuries, but will need physical therapy, said Port Clyde General Store Manager Naomi Gettle.

Fu worked at the Port Clyde store as a counter attendant and also made smoothies, Gettle said.

Fu arrived in Port Clyde in June as part of a program administered by the Council on International Educational Exchange. The program allows college students to travel to foreign countries to learn the local language while working.

Fu is in good spirits, Gettle said.

Donations are being accepted at the Port Clyde General Store and the Tenants Harbor General Store. Gettle said Fu's medical costs are covered by insurance, but that money is being raised to compensate her for the income she is losing from being out of work.

Gettle said people have been donating.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office has not said whether the driver of the car would be charged. The name of the driver has not been released by police.

A telephone message left with CIEE on Aug. 9 was not returned.

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