A Susanville woman received moderate injuries Monday after she was struck by a Toyota Tacoma pickup while crossing Riverside Drive near Plumas Bank and Payless Shoe Source at the east end of town.
According to details released Tuesday by the Susanville Police Department, officers responded to East Riverside Drive near the High Country Inn on a reported traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.
Officers arrived to find a silver 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup parked in the westbound lane with moderate damage to the front grill and hood. The pedestrian was found lying in the middle of the westbound lane near the vehicle.
Through the course of the investigation it was determined that the driver of the pickup, identified by police as 77 year-old Susanville resident Jack Kaylor of Susanville, was driving westbound on Riverside Drive near the High Country Inn and was preparing to turn right onto Main Street when the pickup struck the pedestrian.
Kaylor told police investigators that he was unable to apply the brakes because he did not see the woman, identified as 43 year-old Susanville resident Crystal Martinez, until he had already struck her with his vehicle.
Martinez was transported by SEMSA to Banner Lassen Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries.
The Susanville Police Department was assisted at the scene of the accident by the California Highway Patrol and took this opportunity to remind pedestrians and drivers to use caution when sharing the roadway.