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Woman hit by car on University Boulevard West

9:36 PM, Apr 23, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A woman has life-threatening injuries after being hit on University Boulevard West while crossing the street on Tuesday evening.

At 8:24 p.m., the woman was walking southbound across the street not at a crosswalk, according to Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Lt. Jimmy Judge.

A Honda Accord was traveling east on University in the right hand lane. The male driver of the vehicle did not see the woman crossing the street right away and by the time he hit his brakes, he struck her.

The driver of the Accord and the female passenger stayed at the scene until police arrived and the front of the vehicle sustained heavy damage.

Lt. Judge said the investigation is in the preliminary stages, however some witnesses have told police that the male driver did not appear to be speeding.

Pedestrian-involved vehicle crashes are on the rise in the city, Judge said, and police are trying to curb them through education and enforcement. He said pedestrians not crossing at crosswalks on major roads such as University, San Jose and Beach boulevards is a factor in that rise.

"It's a combination of things, but the biggest factor is people not crossing at crosswalks," Judge said.

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