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November 29, 2012

UPDATE: Woman hit by truck identified

Hit crossing street near sidewalk, new signal light

Corsicana — An woman trying to cross the street was struck by a pickup truck Wednesday evening on West Seventh Avenue near 34th Street.

The accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the westbound lanes of West Seventh Avenue, just west of 34th Street.

The woman was identified in a police report of the accident as Farida Afzal, 51, of Corsicana. She was reported by police to be alert and responsive, and her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening at the accident scene. She was transported by air ambulance to a Dallas hospital.

The driver of the pickup truck, J.B. Humbert Jr., 77, of Corsicana, was not hurt.

A Corsicana Police office discovered the accident while on routine patrol in the area.

According to the accident report, Afzal was attempting to cross the highway about 60 feet from a marked crosswalk controlled by a signal light.

Humbert was not cited in the accident.

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