2 women struck by vehicle crossing Glendale street; 1 dies as other remains hospitalized


Glendale police are investigating a fatal pedestrian-involved collision that occurred last week and left one person dead.

Two women, ages 63 and 85, were crossing in an unmarked crosswalk on North Columbus Avenue near Palm Drive sometime around 8:15 p.m. on Aug. 2 when a vehicle traveling south on Columbus struck them.

Both women suffered serious injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital.

The 85-year-old died from her injuries, according to Tahnee Lightfoot, a spokeswoman for the Glendale Police Department.

The 63-year-old remains in the hospital in stable condition.

Lightfoot said the driver of the car, a 28-year-old woman, remained at the scene after the collision.

The woman is considered at fault for failing to yield to the two pedestrians. Lightfoot added that speed, alcohol and drugs are not considered factors in the collision.

The incident remains under investigation.

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