Posted: Oct 23, 2013 9:21 PM by KBZK News
BOZEMAN - A woman is recovering in the hospital after being hit by a car in Downtown Bozeman.
It happened shortly before 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
Police say the woman, who had the right of way, was crossing Main Street when a car that was turning onto Main from Tracy struck her.
The driver of the car is from Idaho. Police say she was apparently distracted when the accident happened and will be cited for careless driving.
One officer on the scene described the woman's injuries as serious.
We will update this story as soon as we know more.
Bozeman police tell KBZK-TV that the driver of a car which hit a pedestrian Wednesday afternoon in downtown Bozeman will be charged with reckless driving.
Reporter Judy Slate says police told her that the driver of the car was from Idaho and was traveling south on Tracy and attempted to turn left onto Main Street when the pedestrian was hit. Police say the pedestrian was in the crosswalk and crossing with the light when struck.
Officers say they believe the driver was distracted at the time of the accident and failed to see the pedestrian. Witnesses at the scene say the victim is an elderly woman, who has now been transported to the hospital.
The accident was first reported about 12:50 Wednesday afternoon. 35 minutes later the eastbound lanes of Main Street, where the accident occurred, were cleared and traffic was beginning to move again.
Another pedestrian was hit in an unrelated incident in the same area, at about the same time. Police say that accident was much less serious.