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Duncan Woman Critical After Being Hit by Car

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DUNCAN Okla_ An elderly Duncan woman remains hospitalized in serious condition after police say she was hit by a car.

Police were called to Elk, near Duncan's hospital, after a 911 caller told them a woman had been hit by a car and was lying in the roadway.

"She was attempting to cross Elk, which is a five lane road," said Duncan Police Captain Brian Attaway. "The downfall is that it was dark outside, and she was wearing a black shirt and dark colored pants. The driver east on Elk never saw her, until it was too late."

Attaway said the driver who hit the woman was not cited. Police believe she did everything she could to avoid the accident that unfortunately happened away from a cross walk.

"It's the most lit area," Attaway said. "It's around the traffic signals. Drivers tend to pay a little more attention around intersections. They don't normally expect someone to step out in the road where there's not a crosswalk or where it's not very lit."

The victim has been identified as 70-year-old Malinda Chathan. She was taken to the OU Trauma Center, where she remains in critical condition.

 

 

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