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69-year-old woman dies after being hit by UPS truck

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Investigators look over the scene of a fatal auto-pedestrian accident near Wigwam Parkway and Eastern Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. A 69-year-old woman was hit by a UPS truck and pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital, Metro Police said.

Updated Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 | 10:06 p.m.

Woman hit, killed by UPS truck

KSNV coverage of auto-pedestrian collisions in the valley, including the death of a woman who died after being hit by a UPS truck, Nov. 8, 2011.

A 69-year-old woman pedestrian was struck by a UPS truck Tuesday and pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital, Metro Police said.

Police responded at 3:13 p.m. to the incident in the 2500 block of Swan Ridge Avenue, a residential area near Wigwam Parkway and Eastern Avenue, officials said.

The UPS truck driver, David McCallum, 41, of Las Vegas, was delivering a package in the neighborhood, said Metro Sgt. Richard Strader, who was investigating at the scene.

Once back inside the truck, the driver began rolling forward when he heard the truck make contact, Strader said.

The Henderson woman who was hit by the truck lived in the neighborhood, police said.

Witness told police the woman was crossing Swan Ridge Avenue when the UPS truck traveling westbound hit her, police said.

The woman was transported to Sunrise Hospital Trauma where medical officials pronounced her dead, police said. The woman’s identity will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office after her family has been notified.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor, Strader said. The investigation is still ongoing.

This is the 60th fatal car accident this year, 19 of them involved pedestrians.

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  1. Kari-hope, the story has been clarified. Check back for more details as this story is updated.

  2. Comment removed by moderator. inability to recognize sarcasm.

  3. Heretic and pgctg141, I would bet lunch that Serf was being sarcastic with his comment.

  4. Regardless who was at fault, it's a sad situation.

  5. So I get bumped because Serf is sarcastic? I simply pointed out the facts regardless of his sarcasm. I didn't know recognizing sarcasm was a requirement to post. Perhaps the "moderator" needs to revisit this? Nothing I said deserved being removed.

  6. The way UPS and Fed Ex come through our neighborhood, I have often wondered why hasn't there been more pedestrian hit. Not only do they speed but Rebublic, Arrow Water and most delivery trucks. They are all to fast, just an accident waiting too happen.

  7. Bob the builder, they took her to Sunrise for the Trauma Center. St. Rose does not have a high level trauma center. It is in the protocols that medic's have to follow not the "shady ambulance companies" that you point out. Need to read up on things before you start making irresponsible comments. As far as pointing fingers, let's just call it a tragic accident until the police give out more info.

  8. The reason she went to Sunrise is because it is the nearest trauma center. St. Rose does not have a high enough trauma center to handle something like what happened to her. If you happen to be in a trauma situation I would want to go to a trauma center where they can take care of me, instead of a Emergency Dept. Unlike you who just wants to go to the nearest hospital who possibly can not handle what is wrong with you, then you are up a river with no paddle. Have fun with that..

  9. It has nothing to do with ripping anyone off, has to do with trying to save a life!