The Sanford neighborhood is shocked and questioning how a person and his grandson may very well be hit and killed by a car whereas working in a yard.
“It’s fairly upsetting,” stated Delina Ryan, who has lived on Previous Falls Street for practically 40 years and stated she has seen many modifications within the neighborhood together with automobiles driving quicker.
“Site visitors has been horrible up and down this street since this improvement,” she stated, “after which down additional they fly up and down right here.”
“We used to have our grandchildren right here on daily basis, and we needed to put up rope throughout to verify the grandchildren didn’t exit into the street, as a result of they don’t cease for something,” Ryan stated.
Police say the crash occurred when an SUV veered off Previous Falls Street round 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
The SUV went right into a yard on the nook of Previous Falls Street and Kennebunk Street and hit 65-year-old Michael Gilbar of Jericho, Vermont, and his 15-year-old grandson, Joseph Perry, who have been dealing with firewood at a household summer season residence.
Perry, who was recognized by the college district, was pronounced useless on the scene. Gilbar was taken to Sanford Regional Airport by ambulance however died earlier than LifeFlight transport.
The motive force, who police haven’t recognized or but charged with against the law, was taken to Southern Maine Well being Care with accidents not thought-about life-threatening.
The investigation, together with crash reconstruction evaluation that would decide how briskly the motive force was going, is in its early levels, and police say it might take weeks to collect and course of potential proof. They don’t consider the motive force was associated or related to the 2 victims.
Relations declined to speak on digicam however stated the 15-year-old Perry was visiting for the week.
Neighbor Laura Morris stated she met Gilbar as soon as: “He has a beautiful spouse. Sadly, this horrible accident is simply horrible.”
“I simply really feel dangerous for the household,” she stated. “It’s simply extra like a pleasant little, small, quiet neighborhood, however one thing like this, so massive, so tragic, is horrible.”