A pedestrian who sprinted across Reynolds Street ran into the side of a vehicle and was injured Tuesday afternoon.
Richmond County sheriff’s Cpl. Brandon Reeves said Karen Bruker, 54, was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. She was listed in serious condition.
Bruker was at the corner of Ninth and Reynolds streets across from the Augusta Convention Center when she ran across Reynolds to beat oncoming cars as the traffic light on Reynolds turned green. She did not use the crosswalk, Reeves said.
Kylie Amos, 17, was driving west on Reynolds and apparently did not see Bruker in the road, Reeves said. Bruker, who told police she consumed alcohol before the accident, ran into the left front side of Amos’ Nissan Xterra, Reeves said.
Amos was not at fault in the incident and will not face charges, Reeves said. There are no charges pending against Bruker, but Reeves said the investigation is ongoing.
Stephen Santiago, 18, was driving west in the left lane next to Amos when the accident occurred. Santiago said he hit his brakes when he saw Bruker sprint across the road, but the setting sun in front of them could have blocked Amos’ view.