An elderly rural Lawrence woman who was struck by a car Friday night in northern Lawrence was listed in serious condition today at the intensive care unit at Kansas University Medical Center.
Marjorie Broat, 79, Rt. 1, suffered head injuries in the accident, which occurred at about 4 p.m. Friday about one-tenth of a mile east of North Iowa Street on River Ridge Road, Lawrence police said today.
Police said that at the scene the woman was responsive but disoriented and suffered cuts on her face and on the back of her head. She was taken by Douglas County Ambulance Service to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and was flown at 5:50 p.m. by Life Flight helicopter to the medical center.
The driver of the car, Kathy Parnell, 20, rural Perry, told police that she was driving west on River Ridge Road, when she saw a pedestrian crossing the road from north to south.
Parnell told police she began to slow down, and, when the pedestrian looked as though she had stopped, Parnell tried to drive around her. But the pedestrian then bent over and was struck by the car, Parnell told police.