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Pedestrian struck by SUV in a coma, police say

Pedestrian struck by SUV in a coma, police say
A motorist was leaving the shopping center at Walnut Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard and reportedly struck an 87-year-old woman, who was crossing the driveway just before 9 a.m. Thursday, April 24. (Google Maps)

An elderly Burbank pedestrian remained hospitalized Friday after suffering severe head injuries Thursday morning when she was struck by an SUV, police said.

On Friday afternoon, the 87-year-old woman was in a coma after undergoing surgery, according to Lt. John Dilibert with the Burbank Police Department.

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A motorist was leaving a shopping center at Walnut Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard when she reportedly struck the pedestrian who was crossing the driveway just before 9 a.m., said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.

The pedestrian, who appeared to be walking to a nearby grocery store, was transported to a trauma center for treatment, Ryburn said.

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The driver, a 36-year-old Burbank woman, reportedly showed no signs of intoxication.

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A previous version of this article stated the victim was in her 50s. She is 87.

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