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Date and Time of Release: 14 April 2015

Date and Time of Incident: 13 April 2015, at approx. 9:07 pm

Subject: Vehicle VS. Pedestrian Accident

13 April 2015, at approx. 9:07 pm, emergency personnel responded to the intersection of Washington Street and Dodge Lane for a reported vehicle vs. pedestrian accident involving two pedestrians.

Officers determined Irma Bernal, 56 of Sonora, was traveling on Washington Street in a 2001 Hyundai, at approx. 20 miles per hour, when she failed to see Steven Taylor, 69, and Ann Taylor, 67, both of Twain Harte, crossing Washington Street in a marked crosswalk.

Bernal struck both the Taylors knocking them to the pavement. Steven Taylor sustained a large laceration to his head and sought his own medical treatment. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be a contributing factor in the collision.

Washington Street was closed for a half hour. The investigation into the matter is ongoing.