|Emergency medical personnel tend to Crystal Martinez who was struck by a 2008 Toyota Tacoma on East Riverside Drive on Monday, Jan. 12. Photo by Ruth Ellis|
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 — Emergency personnel rushed to East Riverside Drive in the late afternoon of Monday, Jan. 12 on a reported traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.
According to a press release from the Susanville Police Department, upon arrival, officers found a silver 2008 Toyota Tacoma parked in the westbound lane with moderate damage to the front grill and hood.
A woman, identified as Crystal Martinez, 43, was lying in the middle of the westbound lane near the pickup.
Through the course of the investigation it was determined the driver of the pickup, Jack Kaylor, 77, of Susanville, was driving westbound on Riverside Drive near High Country Inn and was preparing to turn right onto Main Street when he struck Martinez.
According to the press release, Kaylor told officers he was unable to apply the brakes because he did not see Martinez until he had already struck her with his truck.
Martinez was transported via ambulance to Banner Lassen Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries.
The police department reminds both pedestrians and drivers to use caution when sharing the roadway.
The California Highway Patrol also assisted at the scene of the accident.