Jefferson City officials discuss pedestrian traffic along street

Even before two pedestrians were hit by a car Wednesday night along Country Club Drive, city officials had met with residents in the area about foot traffic along the road.

About three weeks ago, city officials talked with area residents about what could be done to help those who walk in that area, since there are no shoulders or sidewalks along the road, said Third Ward Councilman Bryan Pope.

“It’s a miracle we haven’t had more of these (accidents) occur,” Pope said Friday.

At a City Council brown bag work session Friday, Pope asked Police Capt. Doug Shoemaker if there were any updates in the investigation of Wednesday’s accident in the 3300 block of Country Club.

Shoemaker said accident reconstructionists have been working on the case and should have their reports done within a few days. But, Shoemaker said, he couldn’t give any more details than what has been released already.

When officers arrived on the scene about 9 p.m. Wednesday, they found the driver of an eastbound vehicle, Lisa Schulte, 42, Jefferson City, had struck two women who were walking eastbound.

One pedestrian, Lisa Nowels, 26, Jefferson City, suffered serious injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia, where she remained in serious condition Friday.

The other pedestrian, Casey Fisher, 24, Jefferson City, had no injuries.

Shoemaker did note the pedestrians were walking with traffic, when they should have been walking against the flow of traffic.

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