On Wednesday, March 26 at approximately 7:24 AM, the Paso Robles Police Department and Department of Emergency Services responded to an injury traffic collision in the 300 block of Santa Bella.
Initial investigation revealed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Santa Bella struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street traveling northbound mid-block.
The adult female pedestrian suffered major injuries and was transported to a local hospital via ambulance. The adult male driver of the involved vehicle was not injured and remained at the scene to cooperate with investigators. The pedestrian who was injured in this collision is identified as 60- year-old Paso Robles resident Cindy Dougherty.
She is in critical condition at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara for treatment of her severe injuries. The driver involved in this collision is identified as 44-year-old Paso Robles resident Jeffrey Brooks.
It does not appear that alcohol or drugs were involved in this collision, however the investigation is ongoing. and further information will be forthcoming. Anyone with information regarding the collision is encouraged to call the Paso Robles Police Department.