Belmont 80 Year Old Hit While Jogging?
March 21, 2012
I am so sorry to hear this news, however it does make me wonder where in the world I am headed. I can’t jog anymore NOW… This lady is to be admired. And, the driver 83, this could happen to anyone. So sorry for both of them at this stage of their lives. Still driving and jogging? Driving yes, but jogging???
Maybe, they can tell me how they do it.
“An 80 yr old Belmont woman was struck by a car, while jogging on El Camino, Tuesday afternoon. The woman was crossing Middle Rd at approx. 4:00 PM when she was struck by a 1988 Toyota that was making a right turn from Middle Rd onto S/B El Camino. The jogger was treated at the scene by Belmont Fire Department paramedics and transported to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries. The driver of the Toyota, an 83 yr old Belmont man, was not injured.
The driver was attempting to make a right turn on a red light, when the collision occurred. While the cause is still under investigation, it also appears that the driver’s attention was focused on the on-coming El Camino traffic to his left, and he did not see the jogger, who stepped off the curb to his right. The jogger, who saw the Toyota, may have felt that she was safe as she was crossing with the light.
“It is important that both drivers and pedestrians stay alert.” “Drivers must check all around them, especially when making turns” said Belmont Police Chief Don Mattei. “Pedestrians also shouldn’t assume that drivers see them.” “Just because you have a green light or a walk signal, it may not be safe to cross.” “Try and make eye contact with drivers, whenever possible, to make sure the driver sees you” Mattei added.”