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Salt Lake woman dies after being hit by SUV

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:25 p.m. HST, Nov 28, 2013

An 83-year-old Salt Lake woman died Wednesday after she was hit by a sport utility vehicle near Ala Napuaa Place and Ala Ilima Street.

A 62-year-old Salt Lake man was driving a Ford Explorer about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday when the SUV hit the woman who was crossing the street. Police did not specify which street the pedestrian was walking across. The driver was not injured.

The woman was taken initially in serious condition to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

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mikethenovice wrote:
And right before the holiday season. Praying for a speedy recovery.
on November 28,2013 | 06:58AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Many drivers only pay attention to the traffic and forget about the people crossing it.
on November 28,2013 | 06:59AM
paniolo wrote:
Either that, or paying attention to their cell phones. Put the phone down and pay attention to your surroundings. Especially now during the holidays.
on November 28,2013 | 07:28AM
joseph007 wrote:
Fact is.... drivers who hit/kill pedestrians are not charged with a crime unless it is on purpose or run over a politician. It is an "accident". you can have as many as 5 accidents in Hawaii until you license is "suspended" for a year (you will probably drive around anyways, cause they will just give you probation for that). In most states, hitting a pedestrian or causing death is manslaughter. very few exceptions. except life in Hawaii is not as important as elsewhere.
on November 29,2013 | 07:44AM
Nevadan wrote:
The driver drunk? On drugs? Surfing? Put him in jail, and lose his driving privilege for life.
on November 28,2013 | 02:49PM
SueH wrote:
Driver was 62 years old: could be part of the problem. Additionally, the article only said the 83 year old victim was "crossing the street".....didn't say if she was in a cross walk or not. It's hard enough to pay attention to driving with all our traffic, compounded by people sometimes randomly just "crossing the street". Would they think of similarly "crossing the freeway"???
on November 28,2013 | 04:58PM
Nevadan wrote:
Idiocy! "...hard enough to pay attention to driving with all our traffic" is hardly an excuse. It is the driver's responsibility to watch for pedestrians and cars. If necessary, drive slower. You would sing a different tune if that 83 years old was your sister.
on November 28,2013 | 06:10PM
paniolo wrote:
She passed away. My ALOHA to her ohana.
on November 28,2013 | 04:44PM
hikine wrote:
People always speed in Salt Lake, it's like they got to be somewhere real quick. Seen too many near misses with people and cars.
on November 29,2013 | 03:37AM
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