Woman hit on East Main Street after car fails to yield


Photo courtesy of Gary Hanson

Neville Hardman

A car hit a female pedestrian Wednesday afternoon when a driver failed to yield turning left from South Lincoln Street onto East Main Street.

The pedestrian had the right to cross Main Street when she was hit just before 2 p.m.

Officer John Gormsen of the Kent Police Department arrived on the scene within minutes, followed by an ambulance. The woman’s left leg was struck.

Emily Camarato and Lauren Breslow, both freshmen fashion merchandising majors, were waiting to cross at the opposite end of the crosswalk when the woman was hit.

“I wasn’t really looking her way, but in the corner of my eye I saw her fall down and she literally screamed ‘what the f*ck’ so loud,’” Breslow said.

The driver was issued a citation for failing to yield to a pedestrian on a crosswalk, a minor misdemeanor which results in a $140 fine and two points off their license, Gormsen said.

It is unknown at this time if the pedestrian is a student. The woman is currently being treated at Robinson Memorial Hospital.

Neville Hardman is the opinion editor of The Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected].