Woman dies after car vs. pedestrian accident - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/11/09

Woman dies after car vs. pedestrian accident

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By Brittany Pieper  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A woman pedestrian died after being hit by a car Friday afternoon in Central Lubbock.

The accident occurred at South Loop 289 and Quaker Ave. Police say the woman killed did not cross at a crosswalk when she tried to cross Quaker just inside the loop around 12:45 Friday afternoon.

The driver, 28-year-old Benjamin Rodriguez, was stopped at the red light at Quaker going north. Police say when the light turned green he drove off.  The victim, a woman about 60 years old, stepped into the street. Rodriguez drove a 1986 Monte Carlo and accidentally hit the woman. He traveled some distance before he could stop.

"Quite severe. I believe there was a head injury, and again, they were considered quite severe. I know some pedestrians immediately began to try to provide aid, and EMS transported immediately, but unfortunately she was pronounced dead at the hospital," said Captain Greg Stevens with the Lubbock Police Department.

Police say while the accident is still under investigation, it does not look like there will be any charges at this time.

Police have not identified the woman yet. Officers say they've received information she may have been homeless, but they cannot confirm that.

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