Two pedestrians struck by vehicles in Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON — One woman was flown by Health Net to Ruby Memorial Hospital after being backed over by a vehicle and a man was treated at the scene in two separate pedestrian versus vehicle accidents outside Cook’s Store Monday.

Brenda McCullough, 74, was lying on the ground under a silver F-350 on Island Avenue in front of Cook’s Store when Buckhannon Police Department officer Angel McCauley arrived on scene about 10:15 a.m., according to the accident report.

McCauley spoke to the driver, Mike Frederick III, 57, of Buckhannon, who stated he looked both ways before reversing out of a parking spot in his 2017 Ford F-350 pick-up truck.

“(Frederick) stated he did not see her or feel the impact,” McCauley wrote in the report.

McCullough was taken by Upshur County EMS to Upshur County Regional Airport where she was flown by Health Net to Morgantown.

A spokeswoman at Ruby Memorial Hospital said no information was available on McCullough Monday afternoon; however, Lt. Doug Loudin said McCullough sustained a leg injury in the accident.

At 11:40 a.m., a second pedestrian versus vehicle accident occurred in the same area when Anita Campbell, 64, of Buckhannon, driving a gray Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck backed out of Cook’s parking lot onto Island Avenue and struck Gregory Allen Winters, 57, of Buckhannon, according to Loudin.

Winters had some minor abrasions on his shin and was treated by Upshur County EMS on scene but refused to be taken to the hospital, according to Loudin.

There were no citations issued in either incident.

Loudin said, “Obviously as a driver, your responsibility is to maintain control of your vehicle. All parties need to look out for each other. Everyone should pay attention.”

The Buckhannon Fire Department also responded to both accidents.