SKOWHEGAN — A Dartmouth Street woman was taken to the hospital complaining of back pain Monday night after she was hit by a car on the south side of the Margaret Chase Smith Bridges.

Corinna Brooks, 52, was wearing dark clothing when she tried to cross busy four-lane Island Avenue on her way to the Family Dollar store in Skowhegan Plaza just before 5:30 p.m., Police Chief Ted Blais said Tuesday. Blais said Brooks was walking from West Front Street toward the small plaza and made it across the first lane of traffic before being hit.

“As she walked through that intersection, she was having a hard time, and I think it’s because people didn’t see her. She was in fairly dark clothing,” Blais said. “She made it through one lane, but in the second lane she didn’t realize there was a car coming and got hit close to the middle of the roadway for southbound traffic, heading towards Main Street.”

Blais said the driver of the Chevy sedan that hit Brooks, Kimberly Garland, of Skowhegan, will not be charged.

“She never even saw her until it was too late and then knocked her down, but she’s going to be OK,” Blais said.

Brooks was taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan, where she was treated and released. Traffic was disrupted in downtown Skowhegan for about 45 minutes, he said.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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