Susanville Police Department officers investigate the scene of a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident Wednesday, July 24 at Main and Union streets. Photo by Makenzie Davis

Police investigate vehicle vs. pedestrian accident, thank good Samaritans

Susanville Police officers responded to a report of a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident at Main and Union streets around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, which sent a woman to the hospital with critical injuries.

On arrival, officers provided immediate aid to a female lying in the roadway, assisted by two good Samaritans who stopped to give their assistance, according to a statement from the Susanville Police Department.

The investigation revealed a 2000 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Matt Moyer, 19, of Susanville, was traveling eastbound on Main Street from the area of Gay Street. As Moyer was eastbound on Main Street, he allegedly failed to see a female pedestrian in the westerly crosswalk at the intersection of Main and Union, according to the statement.

Moyer allegedly struck the female in the crosswalk with his vehicle.

The Susanville area woman suffered critical injuries and was eventually transported to an out of the area hospital for treatment, according to the statement.

The official cause of the accident will be determined after conclusion of the investigation.

“We would like to thank those who stopped and attempted to provide aid to the victim. Your compassion is appreciated,” read the statement.