83-year-old struck by car in parking lot

Saturday, September 6, 2008

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- An elderly Poplar Bluff man was struck by a car on the parking lot of Steak 'n' Shake at about 5:20 a.m. Thursday.

Edward Charles Lynch, 83, of the 1300 block of Meadow Lane suffered what Poplar Bluff police patrolman Jim Gerber described as moderate to severe injuries.

According to Gerber, Lynch was walking across the parking lot when a car, driven by Sandra Ailene Hurst, 47, of the 2000 block of Woodland Drive, was driving through the lot.

"Due to heavy rain and wind, neither the driver, Ms. Hurst, or the pedestrian saw the other, with the pedestrian walking into the path of the vehicle driven by Ms. Hurst," Gerber said.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: