State College police responded to two different incidents during Wednesday’s rain that sent pedestrians to the hospital.
In one, Clair Woodell, 25, of Clearfield, was driving north on South Burrowes Street around noon and attempted to make a left turn onto West College Avenue. Ann Callahan, 72, of Arlington, Va., was crossing College Avenue. Woodell did not see the pedestrian in the heavy rain and struck her in the crosswalk.
Callahan was transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center with hip and back pain. There was no damage to the vehicle.
The second incident occurred during a later storm. It was around 9:40 p.m. when Kevin Black, 24, of Danville, a driver for Home Delivery Pizza Pub, was driving south on South Atherton Street when he made a right turn onto Woodsdale Lane. His vision was obscured by the rain in the dark and he didn’t see John Tucker, 62, of Boalsburg.
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Black didn’t realize he had hit the pedestrian until he checked his vehicle when he got back to Home Delivery. He then returned to the scene, helped Tucker out of the road and was on hand when police arrived.
Tucker was taken to MNMC by ambulance. Police interviewed him at the hospital.