Pedestrian injured at Elizabeth Mount College
Elizabeth Mount College (EMC) - A car accident injured pedestrian Sharon Pierce at 8:25 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2009. Karl Kloushammer, employee of Cairo Transport, drove a 2004 Ford taurus and negotiated a turn on the east end of the Alumni Hall Gallery.
Sharon Pierce, a fourth year undergraduate and resident of Collins Hall, exited Collins Hall and was "struck 15 feet north of the crosswalk," said security chief Robert Chase.
"The ambulance was called, and the pedestrian was treated on the sight," Chase also said.
Chase observed Kloushammer as being in distress and when he got out of his car to check on the Ms. Pierce, a package from his car was taken.
Officer Chase "spotted a man in an EMC hoodie on and running south along College Drive." This man looked to be about 6 feet, 200 lbs, and his skin coloration and facial features were unseen. He did not respond to verbal orders to stop, so a "foot pursuit followed."
Kloushammer said he just picked up his package from the Chemistry Department . The package contained research materials "promised to the Pennsylvania State Musuem of Antiquities," Chase said.
Officers advised Kloushammer to keep valuables in his trunk and told Pierce to use the crosswalk.