A Manchester Township resident was struck by a backing vehicle as she walked across the parking lot in the Silverwoods Independent Living complex on Monday morning. 64-year old, Catherine Burt, was walking through the parking lot when she was struck by vehicle which was backing from a parking space.

On Monday, October 17, at approximately 11:40 a.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the Silverwoods Independent Living complex on Route 37 for the report of a struck pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers learned that 87-year-old John Seabird of Manchester was backing his 2002 Volvo V70 from a parking space in the complex when he struck Catherine Burt as she crossed the parking lot behind his vehicle.

Ms. Burt was forced to the pavement and sustained minor abrasions and a laceration to her left hand and arm. She was transported by members of the Manchester Volunteer First Aid Squad to Community Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment of a possible fractured arm. Seabird was not injured.

Ptl. Ryan Saul of the Department’s Patrol Bureau is investigating with the assistance of Ptl. Paul Bachovchin of the Traffic Safety Section.