A woman was struck by a vehicle Monday while crossing Valley Boulevard at 7th Street, according to the Alhambra Police Department. This is the second pedestrian accident at the intersection in one week.
The woman, a 25-year-old Alhambra resident, was crossing Valley at 11:34 p.m. when a westbound vehicle struck her, launching her nearly 80 feet, said Sgt. Jerry Johnson of the Alhambra Police Department. She was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital where she was treated for a broken back, cuts, and lacerations.
The driver, a 52-year-old woman from La Puente, stopped and cooperated with the investigation. She did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to Johnson.
Another woman was struck by a car Thursday at the same intersection. The woman was walking across Valley when she was struck by a westbound vehicle. She suffered head injuries and was taken to the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, Johnson told the Pasadena Star-News. The incident is still under investigation.
The intersection, which is marked by a crosswalk but does not have traffic lights or stop signs on Valley, is "a problem," Johnson said. Alhambra police will conduct a pedestrian decoy operation at the intersection on Sept. 23 to increase pedestrian safety, he added. Plainclothes officers will cross the street while uniformed officers nearby will enforce pedestrian safety law if needed.
"We do ongoing monitoring of that intersection," Johnson said. "We know it’s a problem, so officers do monitor it."