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Woman dies after being hit by a van

A 48-year-old woman was struck and killed by a van while she was trying to cross the road near Twins Supermarket in Dandan on Monday morning.

At 5:20 a.m., police responded to a report of an auto-pedestrian accident on Chalan Msgr. Guerrero in Dandan, according to Department of Public Safety public information officer Jacqueline Shepard.

The accident occurred in the eastbound lane in front of Twins Supermarket, she added.

The driver of a 2016 Honda Odyssey was heading eastbound in the outer lane at approximately 35 to 40 miles per hour when the woman attempted to cross the street, Shepard said.

The driver said he did not see the pedestrian, who was not in a designated crosswalk, until a passenger in his car yelled “people!” By the time he reacted it was too late as his car had already struck the victim, Shepard added.

The accident is still under investigation, but investigating officers have ruled out alcohol as a determining factor in the case, Shepard added.

In a separate statement, Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services spokesman Derek Gersonde stated that at 5:21 a.m., Monday, Medic-4 from the Koblerville Fire Station was dispatched to the scene.

Gersonde said emergency medical technicians came upon a woman lying on the ground.

A cervical collar and spine board were used to prevent any other further injuries to the woman who did not have a pulse and was not breathing.

Emergency medical technicians opened the patient’s airway and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on scene and continued to do so in the ambulance until reaching the Commonwealth Health Center’s Emergency Room.

Upon arriving at CHC, Gersonde said the EMTs continued CPR in the trauma room until resuscitation efforts were stopped and the patient was pronounced deceased by Dr. J. Davey at 5:35 a.m.

The name of the victim, a Filipino woman, was not released by the police as an investigation was still ongoing.

According to a resident, it is difficult to see pedestrians crossing the road because of poor lighting in the area.

The resident said Monday’s incident was the fourth auto-pedestrian accident that has occurred in the area over the past six months.