No decision yet on pedestrian accident
April 25, 2011
The investigation into an accident involving a 17-year-old Nevada Union student on Ridge Road is still ongoing, pending toxicology reports, said Grass Valley Police Capt. Rex Marks.
Luke Brown allegedly was in the crosswalk when he was hit at about 2:30 p.m. March 30, just as school let out. Witnesses say he crashed into the windshield and then was thrown off the car. Brown was transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, treated and released.
The driver, Lisa Jessup, told The Union Brown was 30 feet from the crosswalk, but Marks said a number of witnesses corroborated his account.
“Every indication is that (Brown) was in the crosswalk,” Marks said.
According to the state Department of Motor Vehicles, drivers must always stop for any pedestrian crossing at corners or other crosswalks, even if the crosswalk is in the middle of the block, at corners with or without traffic lights, whether or not the crosswalks are marked by painted lines.
Marks said it had not yet been determined whether Jessup would be issued a citation or whether a case would be forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for criminal prosecution.
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