One person was transported to the hospital from the scene of a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision at Oak and Simpson Avenue in Aberdeen yesterday. Officer Gary Sexton said in a press release that it was reported at 5:53 pm on 01/21/20, officers were dispatched to vehicle vs. pedestrian collision on Simpson Avenue near AutoZone. Officers arrived to the area but were unable to locate a collision. Officers checked the area and were able to locate the collision scene on Simpson Avenue at Oak Street.
The pedestrian, a 52-year-old male from Aberdeen was walking westbound along the north edge of the intersection, from the sidewalk. The driver, a 52-year-old female from Aberdeen stopped southbound on Oak Street at Simpson Avenue and then turned eastbound, not seeing the male crossing. As the driver proceeded to turn, she collided with the pedestrian. The driver remained at the scene.
The pedestrian was transported to GH Community Hospital by Aberdeen Fire Department for treatment with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is still ongoing.
A family member posted to Facebook that the victim had broken a few bones and looking at a long road to recovery.