Greenville woman injured after being hit by pickup truck


By Cory Smith • Last Updated 8:25 pm on Friday, July 20, 2012

GREENVILLE — A Greenville woman sustained injuries after she was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the street at the intersection of Lafayette and Grove streets this morning.

According to Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Michael Pousak, the pedestrian, a 65-year-old Greenville resident, was struck by a gray Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a 45-year-old woman from Greenville while attempting to cross the street at approximately 8:20 a.m.

“We responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian,” he said. “It appeared the pedestrian was crossing the street in the crosswalk area. The car was making a left-hand turn going northbound onto Lafayette Street.”

Pousak said the driver of the pickup truck did not see the pedestrian in the crosswalk.

“You’ve got to watch out for pedestrians,” he said. “In this case, she probably did not see her.”

According to Pousak, the pedestrian said she pressed the signal button and waited for the appropriate crossing signal before attempting to cross the street.

Pousak said she complained of injuries but there didn’t appear to be anything serious.

She was transported to Spectrum Health United Hospital via ambulance.

The driver may be issued with a citation for failure to yield or failure to exercise due care and caution.

The accident is still under investigation.

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