Woman struck by taxi in Oak Bluffs

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A 63-year-old Island woman was struck by a taxi Wednesday morning and taken to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, Oak Bluffs Police Lt. Timothy Williamson told The Times.

The unidentified woman was struck at about 9 am as she crossed the street in a crosswalk at the corner of Lake Avenue and Kennebec Avenue near Trinity Episcopal Church, Williamson said.

Williamson responded to the scene with Sgt. Michaiel Marchand, and found the woman sitting on the ground in the middle of the road adjacent to the Flying Horses Carousel. 

Toni Cook, the driver for Harbor Taxi, is being cited for failure to yield at a crosswalk, Williamson said. 

The woman was taken to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Williamson said she complained about pain in her elbow and lower back.

A surveillance video allowed police to quickly corroborate both parties’ stories, Williamson said. 

“Sometimes people are just in that really bad blind spot, and you don’t see them when they are crossing,” Williamson said.