For the second time in less than a month, a Mount Shasta man has struck a pedestrian crossing the street in downtown Mount Shasta.

For the second time in less than a month, a Mount Shasta man has struck a pedestrian crossing the street in downtown Mount Shasta.

Both times, police determined 62 year old William Mariner was not intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, according to Mount Shasta police officer Joe Restine. However, this time Mariner was cited for striking a pedestrian in the roadway and failure to use due caution. His license was also revoked pending a DMV re-evaluation.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, Karen Bruno, 34 of Mount Shasta, was crossing South Mt. Shasta Boulevard near Smith Street outside of a crosswalk when Mariner’s Subaru struck her, throwing her 15 to 20 feet, according to police reports.

A second pedestrian who was with Bruno at the time of the accident narrowly escaped being hit by jumping out of the vehicle’s path, Restine said.

Bruno was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta and treated for “significant injuries,” said Restine.

According to witness statements, Mariner was driving “at an excessive rate of speed,” which in this case means over the 25 mile per hour speed limit, Restine said. He added that Mariner did not swerve, apply the brake or make any other attempt to stop before striking Bruno.

On March 30, Mariner struck 57 year old Mount Shasta resident Rosemund Kelleher as she was attempting to cross Lake Street near the police department.

Kelleher was crossing in the crosswalk, and at the time of the accident, the stoplights had been set to flashing red, Restine said.

After she was struck, Kelleher complained of pain and was also transported to Mercy.