Mary Bryant, 52 of Fort Walton Beach, attempted to cross Highway 98 when she was struck by a car

MARY ESTHER — A Fort Walton Beach woman was transported to the hospital after walking into oncoming traffic Tuesday afternoon.


Mary Bryant, 52, was walking in the grassy median of U.S. Highway 98 near Skylark Drive at 3:20 p.m. when the accident occurred.


Bryant attempted to cross the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 98 when she was struck by a 2006 Volkswagon Jetta driven by Benjamin Casey, 18, of Birmingham, Alabama.


Bryant was transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center with serious injuries. She was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way to traffic.