Accident casts pall on fundraising run

A fundraising run Saturday was marred when one of the runners was struck by a car, suffering what police said were minor injuries.

The AIM Center for Independent Living Allies in Disguise 5K and Mile drew 70 participants and raised $5,500 for AIM’s programs to help people with disabilities.

Sgt. Carter Payne of the Corning Police Department said the incident occurred when a driver turned left from Fuller Avenue onto Western Lane, where he said the woman was running in the middle of the road.

Payne said because the runner wasn’t staying to the side of the street, following proper pedestrian rules of the road, no citations were issued to the driver.

The overall and female winner of the 5K was Amanda Baker, 26, who clocked a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds. The male 5K winner was her father, David Baker, 54, who was sixth overall with a time of 23 minutes, 21 seconds.

By James Post
Posted at 9:32 AM
Updated at 9:32 AM