Morning jogger struck by vehicle in New Milford
A 72-year-old New Milford woman out jogging Friday morning was struck by a vehicle shortly after 7 a.m. along Upper Reservoir Road, New Milford police said.
She was later taken to Danbury Hospital.
Ms. Rinehart had been jogging near the edge of the roadway while a 17-year-old female driver and her 15-year-old passenger were traveling west on Upper Reservoir Road when the woman was hit, police said.
The driver was issued an infraction for violation of passenger restrictions by a 16- or 17-year-old and for failure to use care to avoid a pedestrian, police said.
Ms. Rinehart is a longtime runner. She was the first woman to compete in New Milford's 8-mile road race, winning women's honors in 1970 in the third edition of the race.
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