County commissioner struck by car

4 years ago

HOULTON, Maine — A 71-year-old Houlton man was struck by a car as he crossed the street near the Houlton Town Office on Thursday, May 30.

Paul Adams, who is one of three elected officials on the Aroostook County Commissioners, was struck by a 1994 Nissan sedan operated by Eugenia Henderson, 90, of Houlton as he crossed Water Street at 9:42 a.m. Adams was exiting the Town Office and approaching his vehicle which was parked on Water Street.

Henderson told police she thought Adams had cleared her path and proceeded. She stopped immediately when she felt a bump, according to Detective Stephen Nason of the Houlton Police Department.

Adams suffered a broken leg and wrist as a result of being struck. He was transported by ambulance to Houlton Regional Hospital. He later was transferred to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he had surgery for his injuries.

County Administrator Ryan Pelletier said he has spoken to Adams a couple of times since the accident and the commissioner is in good spirits.

“Paul is doing really well,” Pelletier said. “He has told me that he does not plan on missing any meetings. Our next meeting is June 18, and right now, his plans are to be back in the saddle.”

No charges were filed in the case.