AUGUSTA — A 14-year-old girl was taken by helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with head injuries after being struck by a car during rush hour, police said.

The accident occurred near the intersection of Bangor Street and North Belfast Avenue. The call came in at 5:24 p.m. Monday.

Lt. Chris Massey of the Augusta Police Department said the child ran across two lanes of a four-lane highway where the cars were stopped at a red light, and continued into a lane where cars were still traveling through a green light.

“She was at Dairy Queen with her brother and they were crossing the street to go back to Mobile on the Run store,” Massey said. “He wasn’t injured. She stepped in front of the travel path of the vehicle. I don’t have her name, but it was a 56-year-old Augusta woman driving the car.”

Massey said the car was traveling north in the right lane. He said visibility was good and it doesn’t appear as if drugs or alcohol were a factor. State police are reconstructing the accident.

The girl was conscious before the helicopter took her to Lewiston, Massey said.



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