Mother, daughter struck in Richland crosswalk

Tri-City HeraldApril 3, 2014 

A 52-year-old woman and her 15-year-old daughter were injured Thursday night in Richland when they were struck by a truck driving eastbound while using a crosswalk.

They were taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center, said Richland Police Sgt. Brian Ruegsegger. Their statuses were not immediately available.

Police and the Benton County Sheriff's Office were called to the crosswalk on McMurray Street near the intersection with George Washington Way just before 8:30 p.m.

Ruegsegger said the woman and her daughter were headed toward a shopping center across McMurray.

They were about halfway across and next to the crosswalk when an eastbound Ford pickup driven by a 77-year-old man hit them.

The pedestrians were thrown about 10 to 15 feet in front of the truck.

The truck's front end sustained damage.

That section of McMurray was closed to eastbound traffic following the incident, though vehicles were being waved through in the westbound lane. The investigation is ongoing.

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