Johnston County woman hit by pickup in parking lot, suffers serious injuries

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TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KXII) -- The fog delayed medical treatment for an elderly Johnston County woman who was hit by a car in the post office parking lot.

"The call came out as a accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian," Officer Bill Farley said.

Tishomingo Police said it happened around 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Tishomingo Post Office parking lot.

"It appears that the driver of the vehicle had backed out and started to pull forward and the pedestrian stepped in front of him and struck and fell to the ground," Farley said.

A post office clerk tells us she went outside to check on the 80 year old woman, who was breathing, but bleeding from the head and unconscious.

"She sustained the injuries not so much from being struck, but as she fell back she hit the pavement, and that seemed to be actually what caused the injuries to her," Farley said.

Johnston County EMS director Kenny Power says the woman needed to be airlifted to a larger hospital for treatment, but helicopters couldn't fly due to the heavy fog.

The woman was initially taken to Mercy Hospital Tishomingo, and later driven by ambulance to a Plano hospital.

Farley says she suffered a significant amount of head trauma.

"It would've been a lot better if it was possible to have transported her by air because the quicker she could get to a place like Plano, the better off she would be," Farley said.

So far, the driver of the pick up has not been ticketed.

Police call it an accident but said they are still investigating.

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