LANCASTER – A 55-year-old woman is in critical condition after being hit by a car while crossing the street in Lancaster Wednesday night.
The incident happened around 9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27 on Avenue L near 21st Street West, according Lancaster Community Relations deputy Miguel Ruiz.
Lancaster resident Catherine Bronsart was in a wheelchair and was trying to cross Avenue L outside of a crosswalk when she struck by a 1995 Mercury Tracer headed eastbound on Avenue L, Ruiz said.
The 32-year-old female driver stopped and is not facing charges.
Neither alcohol nor speed was a factor for the driver, who was uninjured but “extremely shaken up” from the incident, Ruiz said.
“We want to remind people that Avenue L is a major thoroughfare with a legal high rate of speed,” Ruiz said. “People need to be aware of where they cross and they need to be careful.”