Bryan Police report that two people were injured Monday morning when a man driving an SUV attempted to answer his cell phone.
It was just minutes before noon on Monday, when 78 year old Madelon Salsbury and 58 year old Kim Walker were walking across West High Street from Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan to the Bryan Medical Center.
That’s also when police say 57 year old Carl Dickinson was driving west on West High Street as his cell phone rang and he answered it. That, according to police, caused Dickinson to misss the flashing yellow caution lights at the crosswalk.
According to witnesses, he never stopped until after the women were hit.
Salsbury was flown to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne where she was listed in critical condition as of Tuesday afternoon.
Walker was also taken to Parkview by ambulance. She was listed in fair condition Tuesday afternoon.
Dickinson was cited for failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians in a crosswalk.