SOUTH FORSYTH -- Officials have identified the pedestrian fatally struck Thursday morning by a van on Windermere Parkway.
Maria Vinci, 71, was attempting to cross Windermere Parkway at New Gate Drive about 6:17 a.m. April 27 when a 2002 Dodge Caravan that was traveling south on Windermere hit her in the roadway, according to Deputy Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
The driver of the van, a 41-year-old man from Sugar Hill, saw Vinci in his lane “as he reached the intersection and attempted to steer to the left while braking” but did not have enough time, Rainwater said.
The woman, who lived just down the street and was on a morning jog, was transported to Northside Hospital-Forsyth, where she was pronounced dead.
Bystanders were performing CPR on her when emergency units arrived, according to Forsyth County Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers.
Rainwater said she was not in a crosswalk when the collision occurred, as there is not one at that intersection.
Charges are not expected.
The incident remains under investigation by a traffic specialist unit with the sheriff’s office.
The incident marks the third serious accident in Forsyth County in two days.
On Wednesday, April 26, a motorcyclist was critically injured and had a limb amputated after a pickup truck reportedly pulled out in front of him on Browns Bridge Road (Hwy. 369) between Shady Grove and Holtzclaw roads.
Later that day, a bicyclist was on the side of Hidden Creek Point across from Kelly Mill Elementary School when he collided with a vehicle backing out of a driveway, sustaining critical head and facial injuries in spite of wearing a helmet.