An elderly woman walking through a crosswalk in Westminster this morning (Monday) was struck by a truck and fatally injured.
According to Sgt. Phuong Pham of the WPD, the incident took place in the area of Hope Street and Bolsa Avenue.
Around 9:55 a.m., police were summoned to that location regarding a report of a traffic collision. Arriving officer found an unconscious 72-year-old Vietnamese woman who had sustained head trauma. WPD officers and Orange County Fire Authority paramedics administered CPR in an effort to revive the woman, but she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A preliminary investigation indicates the truck was making a left turn on Hope Street onto Bolsa Avenue when it struck the woman as she was walking from north to south inside a designated crosswalk.
It doesn’t appear that drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident. The name of the woman killed is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call Officer Claire Tran of the WPD Traffic Division at (714) 548-3788.