KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle while crossing in a crosswalk of the Tongass Avenue-Heckman Street intersection on Dec. 31 was medevaced to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she died on Monday, according to Ketchikan Police Department information.
KPD has identified the deceased person as Charan Bird, 72.
At about 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, KPD officers were dispatched to the intersection near the 3800 block of Tongass Avenue for a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian.
The investigation showed that the 91-year-old driver of a pickup truck had stopped on Heckman Street attempting to turn left (southbound) onto Tongass Avenue, according to a Ketchikan Police Department statement.
Bird was walking across Tongass Avenue in the crosswalk when the truck driver initiated the turn onto Tongass Avenue, according to the KPD information. The pickup struck the pedestrian in the crosswalk, knocking her to the ground.
Members of the Ketchikan Fire Department were dispatched to the scene, and KFD EMS transported the pedestrian to PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center.
“While at KMC, it was determined (she) would need to be medevaced to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle due to an injury resulting from the collision,” according to the KPD statement.
KPD on Wednesday confirmed with medical staff in Washington that the pedestrian died on Monday.
On Dec. 31, the truck driver was issued a citation at the scene for driver failure to exercise care, according to KPD.
“At this time no new charges are expected,” according to a Wednesday email from KPD Deputy Chief Eric Mattson to the Daily News.