Quincy Police have not cited the driver in a pedestrian accident that sent one woman to the hospital on Friday.
According to police, a 62-year-old woman was driving a 1999 Toyota Sienna on Quincy Avenue at 4:28 p.m. when a 63-year-old Quincy woman stepped out into the street and in front of the car.
The driver told police that she hit the brakes as soon as she saw the woman, but wasn’t able to stop in time, police said. Police said a witness also reported that the pedestrian was dressed in dark clothing and wasn’t in a crosswalk while crossing the four-lane road.
According to police, the victim reported that she was coming from the Kam Man Food supermarket in Quincy and thought she had enough time to make it to the other side of the street.
The victim was taken to Quincy Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Quincy Police said the city has had 71 pedestrian accidents so far this year, numbers that are down from last year’s record high of 98 pedestrian accidents.
In 2010, 49 pedestrians were struck in Quincy. In 2011, 71 were hit.
Quincy Police Captain John Dougan credited the decline to police work and awareness campaigns.
“Increased enforcement of crosswalks as well as education of the public through media and other social media has led to the decline in pedestrian accidents this year,” Dougan said in a phone interview.