Update: Woman dies after being hit in crosswalk on Fairview Drive near Slot World | NevadaAppeal.com

Update: Woman dies after being hit in crosswalk on Fairview Drive near Slot World

Nevada Appeal staff report

10 p.m. update: A 46-year-old woman died Wednesday night after being hit by a minivan in a crosswalk near Slot World.

At 8:01 p.m. Carson City emergency crews responded to Fairview Drive and Gordon Street after a white minivan driven by a male in his 80s, hit the woman in the crosswalk.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Scott McDaniel says the woman was walking with a male companion when the van, driving southbound hit the woman, throwing her about 40 feet. The man was able to get out of the way of the passing vehicle.

Onlookers performed CPR until Carson City fire was able to take over. She was transported Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center where she died.

The street was closed as Nevada Highway Patrol investigated. The speed limit in the area is 35 mph.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that this is the second fatal accident in the very same area in the last month. On Jan. 27 a pedestrian was struck by a hit and run driver at Brown Street and Highway 50, just two blocks away.

That victim later died at Renown Medical Center in Reno, and the driver was later identified. This is also an area where extensive enforcement activities have taken place in the last year, to include pedestrian crosswalk enforcement operations.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office reminds pedestrians to constantly be aware of vehicle traffic while crossing the streets, especially at night. While you may have the right-away in the crosswalk, there are no guarantees that the driver of a vehicle sees you crossing.

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8:45: A woman, believed to be in her mid 40s, was taken to Reno via CareFlight medical helicopter Wednesday night after being hit walking across the street near Slot World.

Shortly after 8 p.m. Carson City emergency crews responded after a white van driven my a male in his 80s, hit the woman in the crosswalk at Gordon Street and Fairview Drive.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Scott McDaniel says the woman was walking with a male companion when the van, driving southbound hit the woman, throwing her about 40 feet. The man was able to get out of the way of the passing vehicle.

Onlookers performed CPR until Carson City fire was able to take over. She was transported to Reno in critical condition.

The street will be closed as Nevada Highway Patrol conducts an investigation.