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Local runner is recovering after being hit by minivan

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1:48 update:  
Roanoke City Police tell WSLS 58 year old Sandra Andrew was hit by a minivan at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Hamilton Terrace at 6:12 am Wednesday morning.


Star City Striders tells us Andrew was in surgery yesterday and another surgery is scheduled for 4:00p today.

She is currently in good condition.

The driver of the minivan, Bonita Blankenship has been cited with failure to drive right of center.

We are continuing to gather facts and information.

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The running community is rallying around a fellow runner.  Sandy Andrew is listed in good condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. 


Fleet Feet sends out well wishes through Facebook yesterday:

"Thoughts and prayers are going out to fellow running enthusiast Sandy Andrew and wishing her a speedy recovery. For those who have not heard, Sandy was hit by a car while running this morning. We'll provide details as we hear them."

We are checking with police to see what if any charges have been filed in the case.

We are also following up on a deadly pedestrian accident that involved a local physician.  Dr. Gerry Schertz was hit while crossing Jefferson Street near Roanoke Memorial Hospital and later died from his injuries.

Roanoke City officials have been meeting regarding the safety of that area and are prepared to make changes if needed regarding the crossing.  We expect a decision to be made late next week about what if any changes will happen as a result of Dr. Schertz's death.

We have also learned that pedestrian safety is something the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is highlighting.  

CDC Facts
*In the next 24 hours, on average, more than 460 people will be treated in an emergency department for traffic-related pedestrian injuries
*In the next 2 hours, on average, one pedestrian will die from injuries in a traffic crash.

* More than 4,200 pedestrians were killed in traffic deaths in 2010, and another 70,000 were injured.

Tonight on WSLS 10 at 6:00p details on these two cases and more facts about how we can try to protect ourselves when out walking or running along our roads.











 

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