61-Year-Old Woman Hospitalized after Pedestrian Accident on Florin Road During Mass Protest
SACRAMENTO CA, (March 31, 2018) – A female protester who took part in a march against the police shooting of Stephon Clark was struck and injured by a police vehicle on Saturday night.
The incident took place around 9:00 PM near the intersection of 65th Street and Florin Road, in the South Sacramento neighborhood where Clark was shot and killed by police officers.
The California Highway Patrol confirmed that 61-year-old Wanda Cleveland was struck by a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department vehicle. An ambulance arrived and transported the woman to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation. She sustained minor injuries and was listed in stable condition.
A video of the incident showed protesters surrounding two sheriff’s vehicles with their lights and sirens on. Officers warned protesters to move four times before the two vehicles drove forward. The first sheriff’s vehicle drove off before the second sheriff’s vehicle struck the protester with its front right fender. The woman was sent tumbling to the ground before being surrounded by other protesters, but the vehicle kept driving. Emergency services personnel arrived later.
CHP will be the investigating agency on the incident.
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