Pedestrian are encouraged to use designated crosswalks to that they will not get hit by approaching vehicles. Because their body is unprotected, they might easily sustain serious or fatal injuries in the event of an accident.
A female pedestrian recently died when she was hit by a SUV while crossing outside a designated crosswalk at the La Palma Avenue, west of East Street.
The woman was identified as 32-year-old Noemi Tejeda, from Anaheim. Reports said she was rushed to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where she was announced dead.
The driver was not arrested after the accident.