Woman With Two Kids Tries to Dash Across Road, is Hit by Minivan

This time it was a woman with two small children who decided to try to run across a busy, darkened road away from a marked crosswalk overnight, only to be hit by a vehicle, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

It happened on Babcock just off of Huebner Rd. shortly after 10 Monday night.

Police say the woman, in her late thirties, was hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries. Her kids were not hit, but one was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The driver of the minivan that hit them will not face charges. The incident caused a chain-reaction wreck, as other vehicles swerved to avoid the accident.

As is frequently the case in incidents like this, police say there was a marked and lighted crosswalk where the woman could have crossed Babcock safely less than 100 yards away from where the accident happened.

People who are hit by vehicles as they try to cross away from crosswalks has become a serious problem in the city, and leads to several people requiring hospitalization every month, police say.

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