Woman stable after being hit in intersection

An 81-year-old Hayden woman was in stable condition at The Memorial Hospital on Tuesday after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing Yampa Avenue in the intersection of Victory Way on Monday.

Rosamond Garcia was crossing the street from the southwest corner of the intersection when a 1989 Ford Escort, driven by Karen Halliday, 47, of Craig, hit her, said Capt. Jerry Delong of the Craig Police De-partment.

Halliday was westbound and turning left onto Yampa Avenue, according to the police report.

Halliday was cited for failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian, said Craig Police Sgt. Marvin Cameron.

Police attempted to find a sign language interpreter for Garcia, who was identified as hearing impaired. But Garcia reportedly doesn't communicate by sign language, Cameron said.

Garcia was in the crosswalk and had the right of way at the time of the accident, Cameron said. Her hearing wasn't a factor, he said.

Cameron said that that the intersection doesn't chalk up an extraordinary amount of pedestrian versus vehicle accidents.

Still, people should pay attention to traffic and pedestrian signs when on city streets.

"Everybody needs to be aware of their surroundings," Cameron said.

Amy Hatten can be reached at 824-7031 or ahatten@craigdailypress.com.

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