After being struck by a car Tuesday night, Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti says she feels lucky that her injuries were minor.
"I was walking out into the parking lot after the council meeting when I saw the vehicle coming, and I thought, 'ok, what do I need to do to get through this' because I knew I wouldn't be able to get out of the way in time," she said.
"I consider myself very fortunate, and I know it was just an accident and the driver feels terrible."
The driver was an 85-year-old man who was also at the meeting. Chiaverotti said her injuries were "really very minor - I have possibly a broken wrist, but they tell me they won't be able to tell for a couple of weeks. Other than that, it's just bruises."
It has not been confirmed whether the driver was cited in the incident.