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.

The woman, Sally Rinehart, was conscious and alert when paramedics arrived at the scene, according to New Milford police spokesman Lt. Larry Ash.

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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