Douglas man injured in pedestrian vs. vehicle accidentBy Bruce Whetten
A 72 year old Douglas man was injured after being struck by a car early Friday morning.
According to Sgt. Jose Duarte at around 6:40 a.m. Douglas Police Department Officers were notified of motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 7th Street and Pan American Highway where a vehicle had struck a pedestrian.
Upon arrival Douglas Police Officers found a male subject was on the ground with multiple injuries. Emergency personnel from the Douglas Fire Department personnel arrived and subsequently transported the male subject, who was not identified, to Southeastern Arizona Medical Center.
Sgt. Duarte said no information regarding the extent of injuries will be released at this time.
DPD Officers met with the 34 year old driver of the vehicle who stayed on scene and determined the driver, who was in a white in color Pontiac, was travelling South on Pan American Highway approaching 7th Street, when she struck the 72 year old male who was crossing the street East to West. The vehicle sustained damage to the front windshield where the pedestrian struck the vehicle.
Sgt. Duarte said Douglas Police Officers have not issued any citations at this point and the investigation is continuing.
Douglas Police Officers would like to remind all drivers to be aware of pedestrians attempting to cross any street or intersection in front of your vehicle.