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Elderly pedestrian struck, killed by truck

Date Posted: 2012-01-13

An 84-year-old woman crossing a Nishihara street Saturday afternoon was struck and killed by a truck driver who says he didnít notice her.

Toshi Tanahara suffered severe head and breast injuries when struck about 5:40 p.m. as she crossed the Urasoe City street in the Maehara district. She died a short time after being taken to an area hospital.

Police say the 44-year-old truck driver was not injured during the accident, which occurred at a T-junction of two road. Urasoe Police say there were no crossing signals, and no marked pedestrian crosswalk The truck driver was en route to Nishihara from the Maehara district on Prefecture Road 241, and was making a right turn. The driver told police he didnít notice Tanahara, and his truck hit her.

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