Update: Woman critically injured in auto-pedestrian crash near U of U dies

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 29, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A 60-year-old woman who was critically injured in an auto-pedestrian accident on Salt Lake City’s eastside on Saturday morning has died, officials said.

The accident happened at 6:46 a.m. at the intersection of Foothill Drive and Wakara Way, Lt. Brett Olsen, Salt Lake City Police Department, confirmed to Gephardt Daily.

The 60-year-old victim was transported to the U of U Hospital, Olsen said, where she subsequently passed away Sunday morning. Her name has not been released, pending notification of family members.

The driver who struck the woman remained at the scene, and is cooperating with police, Olsen said.

The Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team, also known as a CART team, was called in to investigate and document the scene.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.

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  1. I drive this corner of Wakara and Foothill drive everyday. I know how dangerous to turn right this corner. Sometimes I felt it is more safe to turn right when the light is red because I know people won’t cross the pedestrian if the light is red. When we turn right be sure there’s no vehicle coming from South bound of Foothill drive. Mostly vehicles coming from South of Foothill drive used the first 2 right lane to the U of U.
    Any driver should aware this is the dangerous corner. From Wakara if we turn right my right foot should be in the foot brake. Students from U of U used this pedestrian for crossing. The driver should look the blind corner before turning right. There are three big post that block our sight from the corner of Wakara.
    This is a lesson of some drivers driving sleepy or over fatigue can cause accident.
    The driver worked 12 hours shift 6 days a week every week. Mostly accident happened for drowsy driver because of lacked of sleep and over fatigue.


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