York County Jogger Struck By Car
A 34-year-old woman was injured and taken to the hospital after being hit by a car while jogging along a road in Conewago Township.
The incident occurred on February 15, according to reports. The jogger was struck by a teenage driver, who then swerved and smashed into a utility pole. Both the jogger and the driver suffered injuries described as non-life-threatening.
A total of 148 Pennsylvania pedestrians were killed and almost 4,500 people were injured in car-pedestrian crashes in 2012, according to the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
Following is from WHTM ABC News 27:
Northern York County Regional police said the woman was struck by a 17-year-old from Dover, who swerved to avoid stopped or slowing traffic on East Canal Road, near Greenbriar Road.
The teen crashed into a utility pole after he struck the jogger, police said.
The driver and the jogger were transported to York Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Their names were not immediately released.
Most car-pedestrian accidents in Pennsylvania occur when the pedestrian is:
- Entering a crossing or intersection
- Jogging or running
- Standing still
- Pushing a vehicle
- Working on a vehicle
- Approaching or leaving a vehicle.
Pedestrians who have been injured – and the families of pedestrians who have been killed – in an accident involving a negligent or reckless driver may have a right to seek compensation to pay for their medical expenses, lost income, and other losses.
Source: WHTM ABC News 27
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