A 78-year-old Corvallis woman was injured Tuesday when bumped by a car backing up at Philomath City Park. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

A 78-year-old Corvallis woman suffered serious injuries Tuesday afternoon when she was hit by a vehicle in a parking lot at Philomath City Park, local police and emergency response agencies reported.

According to the Philomath Police Department, a motorist was backing up at around 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26 when her vehicle hit the pedestrian, who was making her way across the parking lot using a walker. Police said the woman was “severely injured, even though she was only bumped.”

Police reported that no one was at fault for the accident.

Philomath Fire and Rescue responded to the scene at 3:37 p.m. and a Corvallis Fire Department ambulance transported her to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Police noted that when she fell, the woman reportedly broke her hip and shoulder and has undergone two surgeries.

Brad Fuqua has covered the Philomath area since 2014 as the editor of the now-closed Philomath Express and currently as publisher/editor of the Philomath News. He has worked as a professional journalist since 1988 at daily and weekly newspapers in Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, Arizona, Montana and Oregon.