Howard Kline of Cambria is back at his art studio, he said, after an accident Thursday, May 24, in which his right arm was clipped by the mirror of a passing car. Fortunately, the artist and gallery owner is left handed, he said Tuesday, May 29.
CHP records show that Kline, 61, was in the pedestrian crosswalk at about 9:50 a.m. that day. Reportedly, a 2000 Dodge Neon driven by Robert Guyer, 80, of Cambria, had stopped on Windsor Boulevard at the Highway 1 stoplight. Officer T.J. Reece said the report shows when the light turned green, Guyer moved forward at approximately 7 mph, making a right turn, and got too close to Kline.
However, Kline disputes some of the information in that report, including the estimated speed. He said, “If I hadn’t jumped out of the way, I could have been killed or crippled for life.”
Kline was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and released. He’s back at work, and his gallery on Sheffield Street is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays.
He hopes to convince officials to install a “watch for pedestrians” sign just before the intersection.