Elderly woman hit in Yuma crosswalk

YUMA, Ariz. – An elderly woman was hit in a Yuma crosswalk Tuesday night. A car driven by 21-year-old Nichole Aguirre ran into 81-year-old Joyce Wickam at 4th Ave. and 16th St. in Yuma.

Accident investigators with the Yuma Police Department say Wickam was in the right of way as she crossed the intersection, but moving slowly she only made it half way across before her light turned red, and the driver’s green.

Wickam was then flown to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix in critical but stable condition. Investigators say Aguirre was not under the influence. The investigation is ongoing.

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