Pedestrian Hit On Beeline Highway Saturday Night


The first car stopped for Marcelina Perez as she attempted to cross the Beeline Highway in front of Wendy's restaurant Saturday evening.

The second car did not.

As a result, the 30-year-old Payson woman was transported to Payson Regional Medical Center for treatment of a broken shoulder and other injuries, Lt. Don Engler of the Payson Police Department said.

The incident, which caused Beeline traffic to be rerouted for more than an hour, occurred at about 8:09 p.m., Engler said.

At that time, Perez "was crossing Highway 87 from the west side, moving toward the east," the police lieutenant reported.

"She had started across, and one southbound vehicle had stopped for her even though she wasn't in a marked crosswalk ... However, the northbound vehicle didn't see her, and ended up striking her in the No. 1 lane.

An officer who'd been on a nearby traffic stop reached the victim within a few seconds."

Although information on the car's driver was not available Monday, Engler said the vehicle which struck Perez a 1999 Ford pickup was damaged on the grill and hood.

"We checked Saturday night, and (Perez) did not have any life-threatening injuries," Engler said. "She did have a broken shoulder, a couple of other broken bones, and a minor head injury. No arrests were made; the driver wasn't charged."

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