Area man dies from injuries in car-pedestrian accident

JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man has died as a result of a severe head injury sustained in a car-pedestrian accident earlier this month.

Kenneth Wright, 69, died at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa., after being struck by a 2008 Nissan Altima at the intersection of Washington and West Seventh streets on Oct. 9.

According to Tom Shea, Jamestown Police Department investigator, the incident happened shortly before 4 p.m. Wright was walking eastbound across Washington Street toward Dow Park as the driver of the Nissan – a 56-year old Jamestown resident – was making a left-hand turn from West Seventh Street, striking Wright and causing damage to the fender and passenger side mirror of the car.

On Washington Street, crosswalks appear at Sixth and Eighth streets. There is no crosswalk on Seventh Street.

Wright was initially transported to WCA Hospital by Alstar Ambulance before being flown to Hamot by Starflight helicopter.

At the time of the incident, Shea said it was likely the driver of the vehicle would not be charged in the incident. A Tuesday press release from JPD stated the accident investigation is continuing and charges against the driver are pending.