AUGUSTA — A Thomaston woman was injured Tuesday evening when she was hit by a car while crossing Western Avenue.

Sheila Gould, 54, was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with what were believed to be non life-threatening injuries, said Augusta Police Sgt. Christopher Shaw. Hospital officials have said Gould is expected to recover, Shaw said.

The accident happened around 5 p.m., near Charlie’s Honda. Gould was walking across Western Avenue from the north side near the Old Winthrop Road intersection to the south side near the Honda dealership. Gould made it across both westbound lanes, but she was hit while crossing the two eastbound lanes.

There is no crosswalk in the area.

“One car stopped for her in the lane closest the yellow line,” Shaw said. “In the lane closest to the curb,the car didn’t see her and she walked out in front of the car.”

Ada Mulvey, 60, of Richmond, who was driving the 1996 Buick Regal that hit Gould, was not injured, Shaw said. It was dark, he said, and visibility was further hampered by rain.

Neither speed nor substances was a factor in the accident and there are no charges, Shaw said.

Traffic was slowed but not stopped as rescuers tended to Gould.

“As soon as we got on scene there was one lane going in each direction,” Shaw said.
 


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