A woman was hospitalized in Loma Linda Wednesday after she was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of a Yucaipa library a night earlier, sheriff's officials are reporting.
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Gidcumb says the accident happened around 6:55 p.m. at 1240 5th St., in the parking lot of the Yucaipa branch library.
When deputies got to the scene a short time later, the woman— identified as a 69-year-old Sylmar woman— was found lying on the ground next to the vehicle.
"During the investigation, deputies learned that the driver had been stopped in the parking lot, picking up children from the library," Gidcumb reported in a police statement.
The 69-year-old was apparently walking across the lot, when the 37-year-old Yucaipa driver began to pull away from the library.
"[The driver] did not see [the pedestrian] crossing in front of her and struck her with her vehicle, knocking [her] to the pavement," Gidcumb reported, adding that the driver immediately stopped after the collision.
The 69-year-old was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment of injuries, which included "an injury to her right leg," the deputy said.
Anyone with additional information regarding this collision is urged to contact the Yucaipa Station at (909)790-3105.