Petaluma man walking in crosswalk struck by car

A man was crossing was crossing Washington Street at Keokuk Street in a crosswalk when he was hit by a car. (Google Maps)

October 6, 2010 1:36:41 PM PDT
A man suffered minor injuries when he was struck by a car while crossing a Petaluma street on Tuesday afternoon.

Kennyth Hall, 53, of Petaluma, was crossing Washington Street at Keokuk Street in a crosswalk shortly after 3 p.m. when he was hit by a car driven by 45-year-old Martin Verschoor, police said.

Verschoor had stopped at the intersection and checked for oncoming traffic but apparently failed to look to his right as he made a right turn onto Washington Street, and struck Hall, police said.

Hall was transported to Petaluma Valley Hospital with minor injuries.

Several pedestrians and bicyclists have been hit by cars in Petaluma in the past few weeks, according to police.

On Sept. 20, a 5-year-old girl suffered minor injuries when she was struck by a car at the intersection of North McDowell Boulevard and Sunrise Parkway while riding her bike to school.

That same day, a 53-year-old woman was struck by a hit-and-run driver at Petaluma Boulevard and D Street. She sustained moderate injuries.

On Sept. 22, a 69-year-old woman and her two young grandchildren were hit by a car in a crosswalk at the intersection of Leslie Way and Crinella Drive. They suffered only minor injuries.

The Police Department's traffic unit has been cracking down on pedestrian right-of-way violations and plans to continue doing so, police said.


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