OSCODA – Clista Mae Jackson, 87, Oscoda, sustained non-incapacitating injuries when she was struck by a vehicle as she was walking on the afternoon of May 2.
The Oscoda Township Police Department (OTPD) reports that Joseph Allen Donaldson, 60, Harrisville, was traveling north on F-41, near Wagner Trail, operating a GMC Sierra. Jackson was walking across the road at the time, from the west.
Police say that Donaldson swerved into the southbound lane, in an attempt to avoid striking Jackson, who was standing near the center line of the roadway.
Donaldson hit the woman with his passenger side mirror and the passenger side of his vehicle.
Jackson, who stated that her foot was hurt, was transported by Iosco County EMS to MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena for treatment.
The OTPD listed no hazardous action on the part of Donaldson, and neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected as contributing factors to the incident.