A man was hit by a car Friday afternoon while working inside a unit at Great Northern Self-Storage in Kents Hill, Maine. He was struck at 2:50 p.m. after a woman who was attempting to back up her vehicle hit the gas instead of the brakes, according to Steve Woodsum, owner of the storage property and a witness to the accident at 1697 Main St.
“[The vehicle] was all lined up to go straight, and the young woman driving the vehicle had big boots on. She hit the accelerator instead of the brake,” Woodsum said.
The man didn’t appear to suffer life-threatening injuries and could walk after the accident, said Woodsum, who also owns an auto shop next to the storage facility. A medical helicopter was originally requested but later cancelled, the source reported. The man was taken to a hospital by ambulance. The storage building wasn’t damaged in the incident.
The accident is being investigated by the Maine State Police, said Readfield Fire Department Chief Lee Mank.