A Unity man who was walking along School Street just after 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, was struck by the corner of a plow that was mounted on the front of a pickup truck.

According to the accident report on file at Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, 57-year-old Mark Kerns of Thorndike was traveling along School Street in a 2008 Dodge pickup registered to Basham Tree Services in China.

Meanwhile, 50-year-old Ray Hubbard of Unity was walking along the roadside in the same direction as traffic. According to the accident report, Hubbard was wearing dark clothing and was not wearing anything reflective, though he was wearing a hat with a light on the front of it.

As Kerns approached, he struck Hubbard with the outer corner of the plow as he passed Hubbard on the road. Kerns, according to the report, stopped to see what he hit. When Kerns realized he struck Hubbard, he ran back to the injured man to render aid and call 911.

Unity Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to the scene. According to Lt. Jason Trundy, Hubbard was able to talk to emergency personnel upon their arrival, but Hubbard was transported to Inland Hospital in Waterville to be treated for broken bones.

A witness, 19-year-old Kevin Cummings, told police at the scene he saw the plow truck strike Hubbard, and then saw Hubbard slide into the nearby ditch after the impact.