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Elderly Pedestrian in Farmers' Market Car Accident Stable at Marin General Hospital

The 78-year-old woman is still in critical condition, but considered stable, according to authorities.

An elderly woman who was hit by an SUV at the Farmers' Market Thursday afternoon is in critical condition but considered stable at Marin General Hospital's ICU, according to police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbahcer.

Police responded to reports that a vehicle had slammed into a building at 5:07 p.m. They found the SUV partially inside Lundy's Home Cooking at 1143 Fourth St., police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher said.

Lundy's was closed at the time of the crash, but the SUV had struck a pedestrian, a 78-year-old woman, as it drove onto the sidewalk.

The woman was pinned between the car and the building and transported to Marin General Hospital with major injuries once paramedics freed her.

The driver of the older model Chevy Blazer, a 55-year-old El Sobrante man, is a vendor at the farmer's market that was happening on Fourth Street at the time, police said. Fourth Street was closed to traffic for the market.

The driver was uninjured and taken to the police station where he was interviewed and released. Police said drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash.

Bay City News Service

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Julie Beach September 22, 2012 at 01:46 AM
I don't get it. An out of towner practically kills a local senior citizen and they release the guy from jail while she lays in Marin General fighting for her life. What is wrong with this picture?
jade September 24, 2012 at 06:30 AM
WHY HAS THIS MAN NOT BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME?? WAS HE RELEASED WITH A DRIVER'S LICENSE?? I AM SHOCKED AND DDEEPLY SADDEN. I HAVE BEEN TO THE FARMER'S MARKET. I WOULD NOT WISH THIS TO HAPPEN TO ANYONE. HAVE THE POLICE CHECKED HIS CAR I SUSPECT THE DRIVER. HE HAS LEFT THIS WOMAN WITH SO MANY BROKEN BONES AND DAMAGED INTERNAL ORGANIS SHE IS LEFT FIGHTIG FOR HER LIFE AND MAY NEVER WALK OR EVER BE THE SAME PHYSICIALLY. SORRY DOES NOT MAKE IT. SHE WAS WALKING ON THE PUBLIC SIDEWALK. WHERE IS THE JUSTICE??
Michael September 24, 2012 at 11:55 PM
it is called an accident. What would you have them do to the driver, jail him and if so for what? It's and accident.
Julie Beach September 25, 2012 at 03:44 PM
This is an involuntary manslaughter case. But it will never be tried unless the elderly victim has friends or family who will push the DA to get on this. Meanwhile she
L. Haugen October 28, 2012 at 06:15 AM
I just heard the news today. My daughters and I frequent her for 5 years now. I was beyond shocked to hear the news and that she survived for how broken she is! My heart goes out to her and her family and like my daughter asked,"did he break her heart." I said, "no, you're right, he didn't break her heart" but our hearts are breaking for her. As we walked passed the boarded up Lundy's I explained the story. My daughter got in the car to say, she would have been dead. So true. What kind of life is she gonna have after this? She is such a vibrant figure of the San Rafael community.

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