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Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Car on Huntington Drive in Duarte Friday

An elderly woman was hit by a car traveling eastbound on Huntington Drive and was pronounced dead at the scene.

An elderly woman was fatally struck by a car on Huntington Drive in Duarte in an apparent traffic accident, a sheriff's official said.

The unidentified woman in her 70s was hit by a car traveling eastbound on Huntington Drive near Highland Avenue shortly after 6 a.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Jorge Marchena said.

"It appears to be just an accident, she might have stepped into traffic," Marchena said.

Authorities are still on scene investigating the incident, Marchena said. The driver does not appear to be at fault, he said.

"It's just an accident at this point," Marchena said.

Ellen Zunino March 17, 2013 at 10:33 PM
In the early 1960s those of use living north of Huntington in Duarte had to cross that very busy street to get to the high school. Crosswalks were well-marked and it was still difficult to cross. Many times we had to dodge traffic that wouldn't stop for us. Crossing on foggy days was oftentimes terrifying. Today, with young people preoccupied with this, that and the other (mostly tech hardware) and paying much less attention to what's going on around them and older walkers expecting traffic to stop for them because they are in a crosswalk, a marked crosswalk would almost be more dangerous than taking one's chances crossing at mid-block. I've always fantasized about a crosswalk with spikes set into the road surface on the sides of the crosswalk that face oncoming traffic, that would rise up when the crosswalk was occupied.
Dan Crandell March 18, 2013 at 04:52 AM
@ Ellen ... Before the 210 was opened Huntington Drive was still Rte 66 a national highway. I remember it well.
Mary Wathen March 21, 2013 at 06:12 PM
The Senior Center is right there by Highland and it is very dangerous to cross. There needs to be a light there at the corner, pehaps a flashing light? Inez, I remember your father well from the Senior Center, he was a fine man and a gentleman and is missed. RIP Jaun Banuelos.
Mary Wathen March 21, 2013 at 06:12 PM
Please read my comment below. Thank you.
Patched in March 21, 2013 at 11:59 PM
The only way to cross the street in a safe manner, is to use the Light and Crosswalk.Even a Painted Cross walk is a Death trap nowaday's Because half the drivers don't have a Clue as to what it is, or Why it is There !!

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