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Date and Time of Release: 9 June 2014

Date and Time of Incident: 7 June 2014, at approx. 1:15 pm

Subject: Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accident

7 June 2014, at approx. 1:15 pm, emergency personnel responded to the east entrance/exit of the Sonora Plaza for a reported vehicle vs. pedestrian accident.

Diana Greener, 54, and Arthur Greener, 69, both of Sonora, were walking northbound on the west sidewalk of Greenley Road, at the east entrance/exit of the Sonora Plaza. Charlene Chapman, 32 of Jamestown, was driving a 1999 Jeep Cherokee eastbound through the parking lot of the Sonora Plaza.

When Chapman reached Greenley Road, she stopped momentarily to check for traffic, but she failed to see the pedestrians crossing in front of her. As Chapman moved forward to enter Greenley Road, she struck Dianna Greener, knocking her down, then running her over. Dianna Greener was forced into Arthur Greener as she fell, and Arthur was knocked to the ground as well.

Dianna sustained major injuries to her head and legs. Because of the extent of her injuries, Dianna was flown to a Modesto hospital for treatment. Arthur was transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center for treatment for injuries to his side and back.

This matter is still under investigation.