Pedestrian killed crossing street, Hemet Police officials say
HEMET – A 53-year-old woman was struck and killed while crossing Cawston Avenue, south of Stetson Avenue and north of Thornton Avenue, in Hemet, according to a Hemet Police official. The fatal collision occurred April 15, Hemet Police Lieutenant Eric Dickson wrote in a press release. The accident occurred in the 1200 block of south Cawston Avenue at about 8:20 p.m.
Officers and other emergency first responders rushed to the traffic collision after City of Hemet emergency communications dispatchers received several 911 calls about the vehicle versus pedestrian accident.
Officers, Hemet Fire personnel and AMR paramedics arrived within minutes and discovered a red, 1999 Toyota pick-up truck had collided with a pedestrian in the roadway. The pedestrian sustained major traumatic injuries in the accident.
“Paramedics from the Hemet Fire Department and American Medical Response tried desperately to revive the victim, however, their efforts were unsuccessful,” Conrad explained. The victim succumbed to her injuries and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
A preliminary investigation conducted by Hemet Police officers revealed a 32-year-old Hemet resident was driving his Toyota pick-up southbound on Cawston Avenue, south of Stetson Avenue, when the 53-year-old female pedestrian “attempted to cross Cawston Avenue from the west side of the street toward the east side of the street,” according to Conrad. The driver of the truck, who has not been identified, was not able to stop in time and he struck the victim with his truck.
The driver immediately stopped and remained on scene. He was reportedly cooperative with police, who do not believe alcohol or drug intoxication were contributing factors in this fatal accident.
Cawston Avenue between Stetson and Thornton Avenues were closed for about three and one half hours while investigators documented the collision scene and conducted an accident investigation.
The street was reopened shortly after 12:40 a.m.
Anyone who witnessed this incident is urged to contact the Hemet Police Department Traffic Bureau at (951) 765-2400.
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