Pedestrian Struck & Critically Injured by a 85 Year Old Driver

Wednesday May 25th, 2011

Posted at 11:41am

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Windsor Police have charged an 85-year-old driver with “making a turn not in safety” after a pedestrian was struck and critically injured Tuesday afternoon.  At 1:30 pm uniformed WPS officers responded to the intersection of Tecumseh Road East at Central Avenue  for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 24-year-old female lying in the middle of Tecumseh Rd. being treated by paramedics. A blue Chrysler Sebring, the vehicle involved in the collision was stationary approximately 50 feet east of the intersection.

The investigation revealed that the pedestrian was attempting to cross Tecumseh Rd. walking southbound through the intersection from the northeast corner.  As she was walking with the green light, the blue Sebring which had been travelling south on Central Ave. approaching Tecumseh Rd. made a left turn eastbound on Tecumseh Rd and struck the woman in the cross walk.

The female pedestrian was transported to Hotel Dieu Hospital with non-life threatening but serious injuries.  The 85-year-old female driver of the car was charged with “making a turn not in safety”.  The vehicle did not sustain any damage.

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