A Hillsboro woman was transported to Highland District Hospital with what were described as non-life threatening injuries after being struck in a crosswalk Monday morning in downtown Hillsboro.
Sgt. Aaron Reynolds of the Hillsboro Police Department told The Times-Gazette that Linda Smith was using the crosswalk from the south side of East Main Street toward Merchants Bank on the north side.
He said she was struck in the crosswalk by a vehicle driven by Sherina Hice, who was traveling south on North High Street and made a left turn onto East Main Street on a green light.
“The pedestrian did have the right of way,” Reynolds said. Drawing attention to the issue of pedestrian safety and right-of-way in a crosswalk, he added “I seem to get more attention when I’m wearing the shiny badge and the gun belt, so people seem to hit the brakes a little quicker, but if I’m in plain clothes they just keep on going.”
Smith was transported to HDH by paramedics from Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District, Reynolds said, and traffic was maintained at the North High Street and Main Street intersection while police and emergency personnel secured the accident scene.
Reynolds said that impairment or reckless operation by the driver were not contributing factors to the accident, but he did say that a citation was pending against Hice.
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