Monday, April 4, 2011

Scary Reminder

This is excerpted from an online article from my local newspaper:

A female jogger suffered life-threatening injuries when an SUV struck her this morning. She is being hospitalized while police investigate what caused the collision.

The incident occurred around 8 a.m. near the corner of L Blvd and LP Drive.

A police spokesperson said that the driver was traveling on eastbound L Blvd and hit the jogger while she was preparing to jog across at or near a marked crosswalk.

The impact threw the victim into the air and caused her to land in a traffic lane on L Blvd, the spokesperson said. The driver then remained at the scene.

Police believe that the driver may have committed a right-of-way or a red light violation before the collision.  It does not appear that alcohol was involved and police are still contacting witnesses in their investigation.

No criminal charges were filed against the driver as of press time.

The victim has not been identified since she lacked some form of identification. [emphasis mine]

“That’s making our efforts to identify her that much more difficult,” the spokesperson said.

The victim is described as being in her 30's or 40's.

Friends, PLEASE wear your Road ID and be careful out there!!!

13 comments:

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

Oh gosh. That's awful. I need to update the name and address on mine. This is a hard reminder to do it.

Jogging with Fiction said...

That is seriously awful! I've been carrying my license when I can't find my road ID, but I always have something on me!

RockStarTri said...

I have a RoadID dog tag necklace and, of course, the day I needed it most (when I got hit by a car riding my bike) I left it home. I learned a few lessons that day.

Tricia said...

great reminder

ajh said...

Good reminder. I never wear mine these days. Thanks.

Little Miss Runshine said...

eep. I always get freaked out by the stories! Thanks for the reminder!

Generation X (Slomohusky) said...

geez, awful. - but thanks! I just ordered my road id after reading this. thanks for the swift kick in the procrastination rear end!!!

Michael said...

Thanks for the reminder. I really, really need to get one of these!

Anne said...

This is so sad...thanks for the reminder. I do hope this woman gets through this.

Aimee said...

How scary! That is just so sad! I wear my RoadID every time I go out, and this is exactly why!

Teamarcia said...

So so scary and way too common. I hope she's ok. Thanks for the reminder.

Tortuga_Runner said...

I am horrible, I do not wear ID. I'll sometimes carry my DL but honestly not all the time. Thanks for the reminder.

Colleen said...

So scary! Thanks for the reminder!