Early on the morning of September 11, police received a report of an auto pedestrian accident at 7:17 a.m. Lindsay Peugh, an 18 year-old college student, was struck by a car while crossing the street between the LDS Institute building in Price and USU Eastern’s Main Campus. The driver, a 16 year-old male, was traveling westbound on 400 North and approaching 400 East.
The windshield had fogged up and the young driver did not see the pedestrian until it was too late. At that point he swerved to the left and braked hard, trying to avoid her as she tried to move out of the way as well.
She suffered a laceration to her right knee and an abrasion to her right wrist, escaping with minor injuries. Police consider both driver and pedestrian to be lucky at this point and hope that no further incidents occur.
If a driver loses visibility for any reason it is their responsibility to correct the problem. This might have been avoided entirely with the simple use of the fan on the defrost setting. Other conditions such as weather require special considerations as well.