WALLA WALLA — A 51-year-old man was taken to a local hospital after being struck by a motorist in the intersection of Wilbur Avenue and Pleasant Street on Tuesday evening.
According to police reports, Dale Bouta was riding his bicycle west on Pleasant Street when driver David Elmore, 43, traveling south on Wilbur Avenue, ran a stop sign and struck Bouta with his Kia Rio. Witnesses, who estimated the Kia was traveling at about 45 mph, told police Bouta was thrown across the street as a result of the impact.
Bouta reportedly told police later at the hospital he had suffered a collapsed lung, broken ribs and other injuries, including a fractured pelvis.
Elmore was charged with investigation of reckless driving, failure to stop and speeding.