Yuma police investigating yet another pedestrian-car accident
For the third time this week Yuma police are investigating a pedestrian-car accident, with this most recent one happening late Saturday night at 16th Street and 1st Avenue.
Sgt. Dave Hartman said the accident happened at about 11:26 p.m. when a 2000 yellow Jeep being driven by J. Mulrenin was traveling westbound on 16th Street and hit a pedestrian, identified only as S. Johns, who was crossing the street against a red light.
“The pedestrian had the red light and the driver had a green light,” Hartman said.
The pedestrian was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center, where Hartman said he is being treated for his injuries.
Hartman urges pedestrians who are walking at night to wear bright clothing, saying dark clothing is difficult for motorists to see, especially if they step out in the road without warning or are crossing where drivers aren't expecting.
Earlier this week an 82-year-old Yuma man died after being struck by a car as he was attempting to cross 24th Street near Olivia Avenue. A few hours later, a second pedestrian was also struck by a vehicle on 24th Street, this time near 24th Drive.
Yuma police encourages anyone with any information about this case to please call the department at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime to remain anonymous.
James Gilbert can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 539-6854.