Pedestrian struck by car in Avila Beach
February 12, 2012
By Cristin Powers
A Nipomo woman crashed into a pedestrian walking on Avila Beach Drive near the hot springs shortly after 11 a.m. on Sunday. The extent of the victim’s injuries are currently unknown.
Colleen Werneke, 79, was traveling west in a maroon Ford truck when she drifted off the road and hit the man. She was driving about 40 miles per hour, officers said.
“It was an accident, accident, accident,” Werneke said and informed officers that they would find out soon enough that she had recently had surgery.
Fortunately, two doctors in separate vehicles stopped to assist the injured man. Paramedics responded and the man was taken from the scene in an ambulance.
California Highway Patrol officers said they are continuing to investigate the incident.