- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

GEORGETOWN, Maine (AP) - A Maine town’s oldest resident at 100 is up and walking again after nearly being struck by a pickup truck.

The Portland Press Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2f7s59Y ) Margaret Zorach was eating lunch at a Georgetown wharf Tuesday when a truck loaded with lobster traps backed up and hit her walker.

Zorach, who prefers to be called Peggy, was knocked to the ground. Police say she initially refused medical treatment, and hospital staff found she sustained no injuries.

Police say the truck driver will not be charged.

Georgetown awarded Zorach the Boston Post Cane in 2015, a recognition given to the town’s oldest resident. The original cane was awarded to Ebenezer Moore in 1909.

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