Elderly woman OK after being hit by car

SULLIVAN — An elderly woman received only a minor injury Friday morning after she was struck by a car while trying to cross Route 1.

Ruth Ober, 92, of Sullivan was hit by a Ford Taurus on Route 1 around 7:45 a.m. Friday. Trooper Cliff Peterson said the vehicle made only slight contact with Ober.

“She was walking across the roadway, and unfortunately walked into the path of an oncoming car,” Peterson said.

The trooper said Ober complained of no injury from being hit by the car. She did receive what Peterson described as “basically a scratch on her leg” as a result of falling to the ground after the collision.

Peterson said the driver of the vehicle, 17-year-old Rowan Hodgdon of Gouldsboro, was not at fault in the collision.

“There was no wrongdoing on the part of the driver,” the trooper said. He said Ober did not notice the car coming toward her.

County Ambulance responded to the scene and checked Ober over. She was treated at the scene, Peterson said, and did not need to be taken to the hospital.

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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
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