Sonora, CA – The Sonora Police Department has released new information regarding a truck that plowed into a 69-year-old woman at busy retail center.
The accident happened at the Sonora Plaza shopping center located on the 700 block of Mono Way. Officers responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Police report a 2015 Chevy Colorado, driven by 71-year-old Richard Harris of Jamestown struck 69-year-old Patricia Salo of Sonora. Acting Sonora Police Chief Turu VanderWiel details, “The truck was leaving the shopping center and turning onto Greenley Road. It had struck a pedestrian that was walking northbound on the sidewalk crossing of the parking lot. It appeared that he just didn’t see her walking across as he was pulling out.”
Salo suffered moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Adventist Health Sonora for treatment. The crash is still under investigation. Neither drugs nor alcohol appear to have played a role in the crash, according to Chief VanderWiel.