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Maine man hospitalized after being struck by car in Rochester

November 10. 2017 5:37PM

ROCHESTER — A 65-year-old Maine man was hospitalized after a car struck him in Rochester Thursday night at rush hour, police said.

Just after 5 p.m. Thursday, Royce Heath of Lebanon, Maine, was found lying on the pavement near Linden Street after having been struck while using a crosswalk at the corner of the South Main Street and Linden Street intersection, police said.

John Loder, 88, of Moultonborough, drove the 2016 Honda Fit that struck Heath, police said.

Heath was brought to Frisbie Memorial Hospital with unspecified injuries.

Loder was not hurt, police said.

No charges have been filed in the case. Rochester police officials said there were no traffic signals and little ambient lighting at the accident scene.

Loder told police that headlights from opposing cars shined in his face and that Heath had been wearing dark clothing at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about the accident should call Officer Jacob Garstin at 330-7218.

Police officials urged residents walking on city streets to wear light-colored and reflective clothing.

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