THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2007, 1:35 p.m.
By Linda Spice
Police: Runner crossed against signal
Milwaukee police said today that an elite runner training for the 2008 Olympic trials ran against a "Don't Walk" signal when she was struck by a car on the city's east side this week.
Police department spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz said officers completed their investigation into Tuesday's accident that left Jenny Crain, 39, critically injured and concluded that she ran in front of a vehicle near N. Farwell Ave. and E. Brady St.
There will be no tickets issued as a result of the accident, Schwartz said.
Crain remains in intensive care in critical condition at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, according to hospital officials.
A 22-year-old man was driving an Acura southbound in the left lane of N. Farwell Ave. approaching E. Brady St. when he struck Crain at 7:44 a.m. while she was westbound on Brady. She ran across Farwell in the crosswalk.
She said the Acura attempted to stop but swerved and collided with Crain.
"The vehicle had the right-of-way," Schwartz said.