A pedestrian was struck while attempting to negotiate a crosswalk at the intersection of Main and West Washington streets in Madison last Sunday. Emergency personnel responded to the incident. Photo by Jesse Walker

A pedestrian was struck while attempting to negotiate a crosswalk at the intersection of Main and West Washington streets in Madison last Sunday. Emergency personnel responded to the incident. Photo by Jesse Walker

By Patrick Yost, Editor

A Thomasville woman was struck by a late model BMW Sunday while attempting to negotiate a crosswalk at the intersection of Main and West Washington streets in Madison last Sunday.

According to Sgt. Marc Meeler, Georgia State Patrol, Jennifer Dewell, 52, was struck by a vehicle driven by John Thomas Shepherd, 51, Madison.

Meeler said Dewell was walking in compliance with the signal light when Shepherd made a left turn from the northbound North Main Street lane onto Bostwick Highway.

“He said he never saw her,” Meeler said.

Meeler said prior to the incident, a car had allegedly pulled in front of another vehicle at the intersection and a short altercation ensued that could have been a distraction for other motorists.

Meeler said Dewell suffered a crushed pelvis in the incident. She was transported to Athens Regional Medical Center.

Shepherd was charged with a misdemeanor charge of failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

On Jan. 26, 2012, a 76-year-old woman was struck and killed and her husband, 81, sustained serious injuries at a crosswalk at the intersection of South Main and Burnett streets, approximately one block south of Sunday’s incident. After a more-than-six-month investigation, no charges were filed against the 19-year-old driver in that fatal incident.