Paso Robles pedestrian hit by car

March 28, 2014

hospital_signA Paso Robles woman is in critical condition in a Santa Barbara hospital after a car struck her Wednesday morning while she was crossing a street.

Cindy Dougherty, 60, was crossing a residential street in Paso Robles around 7:24 a.m. on Wednesday when a driver crashed into her. The collision occurred in the middle of the 300 block of Santa Bella.

Dougherty suffered severe injuries, and an ambulance transported her to a local hospital. She has since been moved to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.

Paso Robles police have identified the driver as 44-year-old Paso Robles resident Jeffrey Brooks. After the collision, Brooks remained on the scene and cooperated with officers.

Brooks did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said. But, an investigation into the incident is ongoing.