Grand Strand runner hit by car in Myrtle Beach
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 16:17:26 GMT —
Grand Strand Running Club member and elite runner Misty White was hit by a car while running in Myrtle Beach Wednesday evening and remains in serious condition.
The accident happened as White was crossing Highway 17 Bypass at 67th Avenue North, according to Capt. David Knipes with Myrtle Beach police.
Friends say the car was traveling north and White was traveling West when she was struck.
"She's pretty banged up. Her bone in her shoulder is broken. Her pelvis is broken and she's got some broken bones around her vertebrae," said Ryan Dion, White's boyfriend.
White was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
President of the Grand Strand Running Club Roscoe Griffin said White is a determined, caring woman. She was typically the lead in many of their runs.
"She's a great person and has a great personality," Griffin said.
Friends and family were able to see White when she came out of surgery Wednesday night.
"You think things like that aren't going to happen, and they do so you have to be on the lookout for the other guy," said Griffin.
White was also one of the 12 local runners who ran in the Boston Marathon this year when two bombs went off at the finish line.
"Just 30 minutes before, she was actually in a parking garage getting ready to leave when it all happened," said Dion.
White had requalified for the Boston Marathon this year and was planning on running it again.
Wednesday night, White was running to train for the Georgetown Bridge 2 Bridge run.
"She was going down to Georgetown next weekend to defend her win from last year. She was the first overall female," said Dion.
The doctors told Dion that White should be walking again in three months and jogging in the next six months.
Dion says knowing White, it will be sooner than that.
"If anybody is going to come back faster, it's going to be her," said Dion.
Cpt. Knipes said no charges will be filed against the driver who hit White.