Pedestrian Struck on N. Patterson Street *UPDATE*

| February 6, 2014

Valdosta Police Cars 4 VALDOSTA, GA – A VSU student was struck by a vehicle at N. Patterson St. and E. College Street on Wednesday.


The pedestrian struck in yesterday’s accident has been identified as Elizabeth Lohmar, 21 years old, of Lawrenceville, GA. The Valdosta Police Department said she suffered some internal injuries, and is currently in critical, but stable condition.


According to the police report, a white female, 21 years old, was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado, which was turning south, while crossing N. Patterson St. She was crossing in the crosswalk and with the proper pedestrian light, according to officers at the scene. She was transported to SGMC ER, and is believed to have multiple broken bones and possible head trauma.

The Silverado was driven by Michael Laslie, 21 years old, of Valdosta. He is being charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Source: Valdosta Police Department Press Release

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  1. billeG says:

    I called VSC Pres office 2 years ago and told them it is the Perfect Storm to get someone killed….Since when does a “pedestering” have Right of Way…. It don’t take a college degree to understand….At least sinc with red lights to not hinder traffic flow…There are some things even a Idiot should know or Does a Gov check make them Idiots…..

  2. billeG says:

    Cozy,,your right about a person in a crosswalk at a red light when the vehicles are stopped…But, in the middle of the block, not timed with red lights is my problem…I avoid this area if possible but have seen people walk up on phone, press the button and proceed without looking…It’s a death trap that I hope does not happen again….. Being Right on this issue will not make it safe to walk in front of a 3000 lb moving vehicle.. I hope no one else gets hurt and I am Sad for family an friends of deceased… good luck to all…b