August 15, 2013

Pedestrian struck by Jeep in South Portland

Speed or alcohol do not appear to be factors in the accident, which occurred shortly before 7 p.m.

By Leslie Bridgers
Staff Writer

SOUTH PORTLAND — A 53-year-old woman was hit by a Jeep Liberty while crossing Cottage Road on foot Wednesday evening.

South Portland police Lt. Tom Simonds said Iman Pigg of Cape Elizabeth was taken by ambulance to Maine Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are looking into the possibility that the vision of the Jeep's driver, 55-year-old Owen Harney of Cape Elizabeth, was obstructed by the sun, Simonds said. He said there was no indication that he saw the woman walking.

Speed or alcohol do not appear to be factors in the accident, which occurred at 6:47 p.m., Simonds said. He did not know how fast Harney was driving.

Pigg was lying in the road when rescue personnel arrived. She was conscious and talking, Simonds said. He didn't have any details about her injuries.

The road was closed for about 20 minutes while the scene was cleared.

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