9-Year-Old Struck and Killed on Maine Wharf; Mediation Set to Reach Settlement with Driver
In August 2013, a New York City woman drove into a crowd of people waiting at the Port Clyde Wharf for a ferry to Monhegan. The woman was initially stopped behind another vehicle, but then suddenly accelerated, struck the vehicle in front of her and then continued and struck a building before hitting the crowd of pedestrians waiting for the ferry. Of several victims, one 9-year-old boy was tragically killed. His mother suffered pelvic fractures, bladder perforation and internal bleeding, and his 6-year-old brother was also injured and hospitalized. The attorney for the boy’s family has recently filed a notice with the Knox County Court so the parties may have time to pursue a resolution through mediation. The driver did not test positive for any alcohol or drugs and local law enforcement has declined to file criminal charges.
Read the article at The Bangor Daily News.