The rain and poor lightning were factors in a car accident that injured a pedestrian on Route 530 and Manchester Boulevard on Sunday night around 7:37 pm.

Manchester Police say 73-year old Waldemar Kurbansade of Whiting was heading east in a black 2011 Chevrolet Cruz on Route 530 when he struck 82-year old Anna Rammos of Whiting who was trying to cross the road in front of the Dollar General Store.

Investigators gathered evidence at the scene as well as driver and witness statements, which revealed that the driver of the Chevrolet attempted to avoid the collision by braking and swerving, however, he was unable to avoid striking the pedestrian with the front bumper of his vehicle.

Rammos sustained injuries to her right leg and was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center via Life Flight Medivac.

The investigation into this crash is still ongoing and is being conducted by Patrolman Jesse Hoydis and Sgt. Antonio Ellis of the department’s Traffic Safety Unit.

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