Chester Woman Charged With Striking Jogger Christmas EveJan 9th, 2013 | By HV Insider | Category: Featured Articles
The Town of Chester Police have charged Susan Deane, 59, of Chester with reckless endangerment in the second degree and assault in the third degree, misdemeanors, following an investigation into the accident which seriously injured jogger Esther Donohue, 50, of Chester.
The investigation along with witness accounts revealed that Deane had not adequately cleared her windshield of frost and appeared not to have seen Donohue prior to striking her.
Donohue was jogging appropriately against traffic on Glenmere Road around 8:00 AM on Christmas Eve when she was struck from behind by the 1994 Toyota operated by Deane which had crossed the double yellow line into the oncoming lane before the collision.
The victim was treated at the scene by Chester EMS and Care 1 before being transported to a helicopter landing zone set up by the Chester Fire Department and flown to Westchester Medical Center where she remained sedated for several days before undergoing surgery.
Deane is due to appear in town court on January 15, 2013.