Woman reports being struck by car while running in downtown

Published 10:00am Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A runner in downtown Elizabethton told police she was struck by a car that had left the roadway and traveled over the sidewalk before leaving the scene.
According to a report by the Elizabethton Police Department, Joy McCray was jogging on East E Street at around 9:15 a.m. Monday. She had reached the intersection of East E Street and Sycamore Street when she was struck by the car.
McCray reported to police the vehicle, which she described as a blue Honda Civic that was a 1990s or early 2000s model, made a right turn from East E Street to Sycamore when the driver turned too sharply and ran up over the curb onto the sidewalk.
McCray told police the vehicle then struck her on her left side near her hip, knocking her to the ground.
McCray told police she believed she had been hit by the car’s mirror. The driver of the car was described as an elderly female, possibly in her 80s.
The report says McCray did not have her cell phone with her and did not believe her injuries were that serious so she kept running. She began to feel pain several minutes later and quit running and returned home to call 911.
McCray suffered abrasions to her left leg and the left side of her face.

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