An 89-year-old man from British Columbia who was visiting his son in Stanford Weekend Acres found himself entering Stanford Hospital on March 12 with major injuries and in the company of medics.
The man had three broken ribs and a facial fracture, the result of having been struck by a car around 9:15 a.m. on March 12 as he was walking east across Stowe Lane at the intersection with Alpine Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The driver of the Infiniti sedan had been headed west on Alpine Road and was making a left turn into Stowe Lane.
It was a low-speed accident, maybe 10 mph, and the driver is not being charged, Officer Amelia Jack of the CHP said. "The driver just didn't see (the man)," Officer Jack said. Not being aware is not a criminal act, she added.
The man who was injured spends about half the year in the Bay Area and the other half in British Columbia, and was on his daily walk, Officer Jack said.