Wednesday, July 18, 2012 – Former Honorary Mayor Rima Runtzel was involved in a traffic collision in Oakhurst early this afternoon.
According to eyewitnesses, Rima was traveling South on Hwy 41 in the left hand lane approaching the stoplight at the intersection of Highways 41 & 49 when a red pickup pulled out of the McDonald’s parking lot, attempting to make a left hand turn. Runtzel’s vehicle was hit almost head-on.
The eyewitness said that Runtzel was shaken up and had bumps and bruises but otherwise appeared to be okay. She was examined by emergency personnel but was not transported to the hospital.
Traffic was stopped on both Highway 41 and 49 for about 15 minutes.