Woman, man hit crossing Mooney Blvd.
visalia – A Visalia woman remains in critical condition after being stuck by a car while trying to cross Mooney Boulevard. Brittany Lamb, 31, sustained major injuries while crossing Mooney just north of Orchard Street. She was transported to Kaweah Delta Medical Center before being transferred to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno where she remains in critical condition, as of press time.
A second pedestrian, 29-year-old Jason Dockins, was also hit in the same crash. Dockins suffered moderate injuries and was treated and later released from Kaweah Delta. The two were hit by a 2002 white Chrysler sedan being driven by Gloria Semoes, 78, of Tulare. Semoes was traveling southbound on Mooney when her vehicle struck the two pedestrians crossing in a westerly direction.
Semoes was not injured and the cause of the collision is under investigation and being handled by the Visalia Police Department Traffic Unit.
Wednesday, Aug. 2
At 3:40 p.m. in the 2100 S. Woodland, officers responded to a report of a pickup that had crashed into a swimming pool. Upon arrival officers located a white Chevy truck in the pool surrounded by wooden fence fragments. The driver fled the area before officers arrived. The investigation is open at this time.
Sunday, Aug. 6
At 3:31 p.m. on Mineral King West of Locust, officers responded to an injury traffic collision. A 2012 maroon Chevy sedan driven by 29-year-old Natasha Morales was westbound Mineral King just west of Locust when it struck a male pedestrian who was crossing Mineral King Avenue west of Locust Street in a southerly direction. The male pedestrian, 62-year-old Karl Karsten, sustained major injuries and was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Morales was not injured. The cause of the collision is under investigation and being handled by the Visalia Police Department Traffic Unit.