Driver, pedestrian hurt in car accident at SLO's Mission Plaza

jlavelle@thetribunenews.comSeptember 17, 2013 

A woman driving a car on Monterey Street in downtown San Luis Obispo failed to brake at the T-intersection with Chorro Street, hitting a pedestrian and knocking over a crosswalk sign before coming to a halt in a garden at Mission Plaza on Tuesday evening.

The accident, which occurred at about 6:12 p.m., prevented a group of horseback riders from parading down Monterey Street as part of the second half of their 600-mile expedition to all 21 missions between Sonoma and San Diego.

The driver of the Honda CR-V was taken to the hospital with injuries to her leg, said Sgt. Fred Mickel of the San Luis Obispo Police Department. The pedestrian was “clipped” by the car and appeared to have minor injuries, Mickel said.

The California Mission Ride had planned a sunset stop at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

The riders will return to tour the Mission on Wednesday before continuing on their journey south. Their last stop in San Luis Obispo County will be at the historic Rancho Nipomo Dana Adobe in Nipomo on Friday.

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