Tragedy in Mystic
Yesterday, in front of our Post Office & less than 1/4 mile from our house an 88 year old Mystic woman was hit & killed while crossing the street. She was in the crosswalk.
The driver of the SUV that struck her is a 39 year old woman.
We heard the morse code signal from our firehouse & DH immediately started walking downtown but by the time he got there the police already had everything blocked off.
It's heart-sickening for us. We are a small village & nothing like this ever happens here. Traffic in Mystic is always awful (bumper to bumper from the Post Office to Mystic Pizza). Pedestrians (tourists) are always darting across Main Street (mostly NOT in crosswalks). Nobody should ever exceed 2-5 mph downtown Mystic. We can't understand how anybody could hit this poor elderly woman!?
We just got home from trip to the drug store & the entire town is grieving. We don't know the name of the woman driving the SUV or whether she's local? Of course, the question we all want to know...was she using a cell phone?
It's awful. There's still sand on the road to soak up the blood where she fell. A couple dozen people were standing on the sidewalk when we drove by on our way home & you could tell they were just quietly reflecting & a couple were praying.
Anyway, it's a sad day in Mystic. Please say a prayer for Alma & her family. It seems like such a needless tragedy.