WILKES-BARRE -- Two runners in Luzerne County ended up in the hospital after a driver hit them Saturday morning.
According to police, a pickup truck hit three runners on Old River Road in Wilkes-Barre at about 8:45 a.m. Two of those runners were taken to the hospital. At this time, their conditions do not appear to be life-threatening.
Investigators believe the crash happened after the driver, who has been identified by family members as Nelson Rouschey of Nanticoke, may have had a stroke or some other medical condition while he was behind the wheel.
Tom Smith and his wife made the call to 9-1-1 after they saw those three runners hit in front of their home.
"My wife and I were having coffee in our upstairs bedroom and it was a relaxed moment and then we heard the thud and it was an unusual thud," said Smith.
Smith, along with other neighbors we spoke with, all agree that the road is a popular spot for runners to share the street.
"This is a pretty popular place for people jogging down or running down," said neighbor Bob Sullivan.
"It's an active road too," Smith added. "[There's a] lot of traffic so everybody has to use alertness, whether you're a driver, a runner or a cyclist."
According to family members, Rouschey was actually on his way to the hospital to get himself checked out after days of headaches.
Rouschey's step-son, Greg Winslow of Plymouth, showed up to the scene to pick up his mother, who was also in the truck during the incident. As Winslow helped his mother into the car, he spoke with Newswatch16 about how his step-father had never gotten in an accident before.
"One of those things where he was sick and he was going to the hospital and I work at night time so I was sleeping and I got the call that he's been in an accident," said Winslow.
There is no word yet if any charges will be filed against the driver in this case.