Woman, 89, taken to hospital after being hit by pickup

2014-06-24T10:22:00Z 2014-06-24T23:52:18Z Woman, 89, taken to hospital after being hit by pickupGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
June 24, 2014 10:22 am  • 

An 89-year-old woman was taken to a hospital after being hit by a pickup while attempting to cross Fifth Street West and Lewis Avenue Tuesday in Billings. 

She was hit in the Fifth Street crosswalk by a driver in a pickup turning northbound off of Lewis Avenue.

"The truck didn't stop all the way," said Brandi Seibel, a witness. 

Seibel, her son, daughter and niece were in her vehicle at the time of the collision. They were on their way to an appointment for her daughter, and yielded to the woman before they continued. They watched her get hit. 

"She smiled and I waved her through," Seibel said. "The truck wasn't even here."

The driver of the truck barely paused at the stop sign before taking a left, causing the woman to get hit, Seibel said. The truck's bumper plowed into the woman's left side.

According to investigating Billings Police Department Officer Sean Weston, the driver did not stop fully at the stop sign and will most likely be cited for careless driving. 

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