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Girl, 6, hospitalized after being hit by truck in Portland's West End

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Girl, 6, hospitalized after being hit by truck in Portland's West End

PORTLAND — A 6-year-old girl suffered a broken pelvis and other injuries after she was run over by a Central Maine Power Co. truck Jan. 15.

According to Portland Police Capt. Ted Ross, the accident happened at 4:55 p.m. at the corner of Pine and Brackett streets in the West End. The girl, a Reiche School student, was walking home with a woman (not her mother). They were in the crosswalk when the CMP truck hit them.

Ross said the woman was knocked down by the truck, and the rear wheel of the vehicle ran over the girl. She was taken to Maine Medical Center. The woman did not suffer significant injuries.

No charges have been filed against the driver. Ross said an investigation is ongoing, but the man reportedly stopped at the stop sign on Pine Street before taking a left onto Brackett Street. He told police he did not see the girl and woman.

CMP spokesman John Carroll this week said his company has hired an outside claims investigator to look into the incident. The driver involved is still working for CMP.

Carroll said CMP has tried to make contact with the family of the girl, but has not been able to do so largely because of federal rules protecting health information privacy.

"We are concerned about the health and well being of the child and want to make sure they have the correct information to contact us," Carroll said.

Kate Bucklin can be reached at 781-3661 ext.106 or kbucklin@theforecaster.net