Walla Walla Woman Blamed for Hitting Jaywalker… Is It Fair?
An 83-year-old Walla Walla woman must have her driving ability scrutinized and may lose her license after hitting a man crossing the street... outside the crosswalk.
Joann Britain was driving on Rose Street in Walla Walla when after passing the intersection with Second Avenue a 76-year-old man stepped out into the road (he lived but is battered).
Police did not give her a citation, but will require her driving ability to be tested. Even though she will not face jail time or a ticket, they say it was her fault because she should have seen the man.
Readers of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin picked up on this and expressed frustration Britain is in trouble at all. What do YOU think?