Two injury accidents involving pedestrians occurred on Main Street Tuesday. Less than an hour after an elderly woman was struck by a vehicle on the crosswalk at Broadway and Main and transported to Newton Medical Center with a leg injury, a second, fatal accident occurred at the cross walk at Seventh and Main.


Two injury accidents involving pedestrians occurred on Main Street Tuesday. Less than an hour after an elderly woman was struck by a vehicle on the crosswalk at Broadway and Main and transported to Newton Medical Center with a leg injury, a second, fatal accident occurred at the cross walk at Seventh and Main.

The fatal accident was reported at 3:47 p.m. Tuesday.

According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, a 2005 Trailblazer driven by 79-year-old Newton resident Robert Jackson was stopped at the traffic light on Seventh Street, facing westbound. When the light turned green, Jacksonís vehicle turned left and struck 66-year-old Newton resident Kathryn R. Brown.

Brown suffered head trauma and was transported by ambulance to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition. She died later Tuesday night.

Newton Fire/EMS Battalion Chief Jerry Conyers said he didnít know all the details of the accident. He said Fire/EMS has a protocol that if thereís a trauma involved with a patient in critical condition, the national standard is to get the patient to a level one trauma center within an hour of the accident.

He said Fire/EMS crews were on the scene for about seven minutes.

In the non-fatal accident, a mid-sized vehicle driven by 51-year-old Newton resident Shirley Dox was turning onto Main Street from Broadway when her vehicle struck 87-year-old Ruby Winskey of Halstead. Winskey was transported to Newton Medical Center in non-serious condition.