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Myers, 49, struck by car, airlifted
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A woman was hit by a car as she was walking on the side of the road with her son Tuesday morning.
The victim, Cathy Myers, 49, was transported to Erlanger Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. Her adult son was not injured.
The driver of the car was 17-year-old Sera Rae Gillette, a Warren County High School senior who is set to graduate this Friday. She was not injured.
According to the police report, Myers and her son were walking along Cadillac Lane on Tuesday morning around 11 a.m. when the accident took place. The road is a two-lane road with very little shoulder for pedestrians. The two were reportedly walking from McMinnville Inn to Arms Apartments.
A source of dispute is exactly how much the two were in the road with the driver of the car saying they were well in the road and the son maintaining they were over to the side walking in single file.
Gillette said she rounded a curve and noticed the two pedestrians. She estimates she was traveling about 30 mph at the time.
She said she tried to get over to avoid hitting them and thought she did, but that wasn't the case.
"I didn't think I hit them but I heard a thump," said Gillette. "That's when I looked in my rearview mirror and saw him standing over her in the ditch. I turned around and went back immediately."
Myers was knocked about eight to 10 feet from the road into a ditch. The impact was hard enough to knock her out of one of her shoes.
Gillette was traveling on Cadillac Lane toward River Park. The two were walking away from the hospital and facing traffic as you are supposed to do.
The accident took place in front of the Nursery Research Station. The Air Evac helicopter made its landing on the front lawn of the Nursery Research Station.
Gillette was given a field sobriety test and deemed not under the influence of any intoxicants. Her car suffered no visible damage.