Serious Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accident

5/30/2013 - Portland Police Department
109 Middle Street
Portland, Maine 04101
CONTACT: Lt. William Preis, phone (207) 874-8532
whp@portlandmaine.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 30th, 2013

Serious Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accident

A pedestrian was seriously injured crossing Franklin Street at about 9:45 this morning. Fifty-five-year-old Steven Patten of Portland was crossing Congress Street when he was struck by a car. Patten’s injuries are serious but not believed to be life-threatening. The driver of the car is 60-year-old Ralph Field of Portland. Field, who was driving a gray Toyota Prius, has been charged with operating under the influence of drugs. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Portland Police Department Traffic Unit at 874-8532.