WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Misty White, a member of the Wilmington Road Runners Club was hit by a car while running near her home in Myrtle Beach around 6:15 Wednesday October 2.
Tuesday morning, nearly a week after the accident she was taken out of a medically induced coma, according to her boyfriend Ryan Dion.
Dion said that White is "Groggy and in a lot of pain," and jokingly stated that she "is not talking about running any races for a while." Months of recovery are expected after numerous surgeries.
White, a competitive runner, competed in the 2013 Boston Marathon and was the winner of the Bridge 2 Bridge Run in Georgetown, SC last year. A title she had planned to defend next week. Dion also tells WECT News that White has no recollection of the incident that led to her hospitalization.
According to Captain David Knipes, with the Myrtle Beach Police Department, the accident happened at the Hwy. 17 Bypass and 67th St. Captain Knipes said Misty White was crossing at the crosswalk when the accident happened, but she did not have the right-of-way.
Captain Knipes said one car stopped, but the other car didn't see her and hit her. A police car was behind the driver at the time and witnessed the accident.
According to Captain Knipes, there was no indication of speeding. Friends say the car that hit White was traveling at 40 mph.
They say she sustained a broken pelvis, a broken wrist and broken bones in her back. White's boyfriend said she is lucky to be alive.
White is currently in the ICU at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in serious condition. No charges are expected to be filed.
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