19-year-old struck by car in downtown Augusta, Maine

A young man is currently in serious condition following an incident that occurred Wednesday evening in the heart of downtown Augusta, Maine.

We received several messages and calls Wednesday evening asking if we knew what was happening on Water Street in Augusta.

We hadn't heard anything about it at the time, although listeners to the station reported that there was a large emergency response and parts of the road were closed as police cars, fire engines and several ambulances appeared to be taking over the area.

Water Street and Laurel Street

Water Street and Laurel Street

According to a report from the Kennebec Journal, we can now confirm that the incident was the result of a car-pedestrian collision that occurred just before 8 p.m. Wednesday evening.

The newspaper reports that just before 8 p.m. Wednesday, a 19-year-old man was crossing Water Street in the area of ‚Äč‚ÄčLaurel Street. As he was crossing the street, he was hit by a car.

Augusta emergency services immediately responded to the scene and found the 19-year-old on the road with serious injuries. The decision was made to contact LifeFlight and have the young man transported by helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

The driver of the vehicle was a 61-year-old woman from Jefferson, Maine. The police are currently not releasing any information about the identity of the driver of the car or the person hit.

As of Friday morning, the 19-year-old remained in serious condition at Maine Medical Center.

No information on any pending charges against the driver.

This is a developing story that we will keep updated as more information becomes available.

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