Published online on Jan. 13, 2011 Scheduled to be published in the Jan. 19, 2011, edition of the News-Ledger
Jose Hernandez Flores, a 78-year old resident of West Sacramento, was killed in a crosswalk near City Hall on the 1100-block of West Capitol Avenue on December 30. The accident occurred at about 3:30 p.m.
A report from the West Sacramento Police Department said Flores was hit by a Toyota Sequoia and thrown into the air by the impact. He was in a crosswalk on a section of the street that has two lanes of traffic on each side of a center divide.
"He was crossing the street and one person stopped to let him cross, but another person didn't, and she hit him," Lieutenant DeAnna Stevens of the W.S.P.D. told the News-Ledger.
Driver Andrea Tayaba of Placerville was reportedly going 35 miles per hour, which did not exceed the speed limit.
Flores "was launched in the air approximately 12 feet and came to rest approximately 84 feet from where he was first hit by the vehicle," said the police department. He died of his injuries.
Tayaba, 28, was driving on a suspended license. She will be charged with driving on a suspended license, and with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.