A box truck’s passenger-side mirror struck a bicyclist on Route 1 in Waldoboro the afternoon of Wednesday, May 24, sending the bicyclist to a local hospital with a head injury.
According to Officer Larry Hesseltine, of the Waldoboro Police Department, Michael O’Connell, 32, of Old Orchard Beach, was driving the box truck north when the mirror struck Kevin Lee, 56, who was bicycling north.
Waldoboro Police Chief Bill Labombarde said Lee had been taken to LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta with a head injury, but he was unsure of the severity of the injury.
Labombarde said the cause of the accident is under investigation.
Hesseltine said Lee is a local resident, but he was unsure whether he currently resides in Waldoboro or Damariscotta.
Lincoln County Communications dispatched emergency services shortly after 2:30 p.m. Waldoboro Emergency Medical Services, the Waldoboro Fire Department, and the Waldoboro Police Department responded to the scene.
The Lincoln County News will update this post.