Pedes­trian, 70, struck in marked cross­walk

Edmonton Journal - - CITY - CLAIRE THEOBALD ctheobald@post­media.com twit­ter.com/ClaireTheobald

A 70-year-old woman is fight­ing for her life in hos­pi­tal af­ter be­ing struck by a car Wed­nes­day night.

Ed­mon­ton city po­lice said the 70-year-old woman was cross­ing 87 Av­enue at 169 Street in a marked cross­walk at 7:45 p.m. when she was hit by a 2013 Nis­san Al­tima. That cross­walk is equipped with a full set of traf­fic lights.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve the car was trav­el­ling north on 169 Street be­fore turn­ing left onto 87 Av­enue when it struck the woman.

The pedes­trian suf­fered mul­ti­ple se­ri­ous life-threat­en­ing in­juries and re­mained in hos­pi­tal in crit­i­cal con­di­tion Thurs­day.

While the po­lice ma­jor col­li­sion in­ves­ti­ga­tion unit con­tin­ued to look into the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the crash, po­lice do not be­lieve speed or al­co­hol were fac­tors. Charges are pend­ing against a 47-year-old male driver of the Nis­san.

The cross­walk is the same one where 83-year-old Mary Lynch was struck and killed by an ETS bus on Oct. 4, 2016.

Po­lice work at the scene of an ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing a car and a pedes­trian along 87 Av­enue at 169 Street on Wed­nes­day.

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