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Two Pedestrains Hit in Crosswalk

July 17 -- Two women were struck by a vehicle while crossing Wilshire Boulevard in a marked crosswalk Saturday night, according to police.

The victims, ages 77 and 81, were crossing on 25th Street at 10:20 p.m., when they were struck by a 2007 Lexus traveling eastbound on Wilshire, police said.

Both pedestrians were transported to a local hospital where their condition is listed as serious and stable, said Lt. Alex Padilla, the Police Department spokesman.

The driver of the vehicle, an 81-year-old man, was not injured and voluntarily submitted to a blood test, Padilla said.

The Santa Monica Police Department is continuing to investigate the cause of the collision.

The incident is the latest in a series of accidents that have taken place in Santa Monica crosswalks.







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