Carmel pedestrian in hospital after being struck by car


A Carmel man is in the hospital after being struck by a vehicle while walking near Central Park Dec. 19.

Charles Jennings, 71, was walking east across Westfield Boulevard from Central Park when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Jessica Smiley, 39, of Carmel, who was driving northbound on Westfield Boulevard in a white Honda Accord.

Jennings suffered several fractures and was transported by ambulance to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Police said Smiley’s view was obstructed by southbound traffic.

The accident is still under investigation.