Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Two Pedestrians Injured in Collision

On Saturday night, June 19, 2010, at about 9:18 pm, an older couple was crossing Second Avenue at Bonita Street with their 9-year old granddaughter when a vehicle travelling northbound Second struck both the female adult and the female child. The child suffered minor abrasions but the female adult was thrown about 20' from the point of contact and suffered a broken arm and broken pelvis. The woman was transported to a local hospital by Arcadia paramedics for her injuries. The male was not struck in the collision.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the pedestrians were in the crosswalk when struck by the vehicle. The vehicle appeared to be travelling at a safe speed but the driver did not see the pedestrians. The intersection is not controlled but there is a marked crosswalk across Second Avenue. Failing to yield to the pedestrians appears to be the primary collision factor.

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