Mar. 7—A 28-year-old Portland lady who was once significantly injured Friday night time within the the town of Oxford when her recreation application automobile was once struck by means of a pickup truck whose driving force was once fleeing from police remained hospitalized Sunday night time at Maine Scientific Middle.
A spokesperson for the Portland health center mentioned Nicole Kumiega was once in important situation. Kumiega was once running a Ford Get away on Oxford Boulevard round 5:15 p.m. when a Ford F-150 pickup truck collided along with her SUV, inflicting it to hit bushes.
Kumiega was once taken to Stephens Memorial Health center in Norway ahead of being transported by means of Lifeflight helicopter to Maine Scientific Middle. A passenger within the Ford Get away was once additionally transported to Stephens Memorial Health center, handled and launched. The pickup truck stuck fireplace and its operator, 26-year-old Ethan Rioux-Poulios of Woodstock, fled the scene, police mentioned.
He stole any other automobile and led police on a 2nd chase thru Otisfield, Norway and Oxford, the place spike mats had been used to disable his automobile. Rioux-Poulios resisted arrest, government mentioned.
On the time of Friday’s incident, Rioux-Poulios was once on state probation for a 2019 manslaughter conviction for crashing right into a automobile on Course 26 in West Paris and killing the motive force whilst fleeing from an Oxford County deputy. On the time of the 2019 incident, Rioux-Poulios fled from that crash and was once later positioned at a place of abode in South Paris.
Rioux-Poulios is dealing with a couple of fees together with using to hazard, reckless habits with a deadly weapon, and refusing to publish to arrest.