A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a car attempting to park in downtown Blenheim Tuesday. The victim was treated at a London hospital for her injuries.
Emergency crews were called to the scene in the parking lot of McLaughlin Wellness Centre just before the noon hour. Police reported that a 39-year-old woman was hit by a car that jumped onto the curb as the driver attempted to park in an angled parking spot in front of the building.
According to police, the victim was walking along the sidewalk when the incident occurred; she had just walked out of the building.
She was transported to Chatham-Kent Hospital with undisclosed injuries that were described as serious. The 94-year-old driver of the vehicle was also taken to the hospital as a precaution before being released.
Talbot Street between Marlborough and Parr streets was closed for several hours as police investigated the incident. As the incident continues to be investigated, anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Const. Jason Herder by calling 519-355-1092.
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