A teenage girl was in critical condition at a hospital Wednesday after a car hit her while she rode her bicycle in an East Anchorage crosswalk Tuesday night, according to police.
A police spokeswoman said the girl, 13-year-old Mary Robicheaux, was biking south at about 8 p.m. Tuesday across Northern Lights Boulevard, where a crosswalk passes through the four-lane boulevard west of Bragaw Street. Jordan Tuttle, 21, was headed west in a 1997 Toyota Camry and did not stop for the flashing red lights that mark the crosswalk, police said. Tuttle slammed on his brakes, witnesses told police, but it was too late: Robicheaux was down on the ground, severely hurt.
Paramedics rushed Robicheaux, who was wearing a helmet, to a hospital, where she was listed in critical condition, police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers said.
Traffic investigators continue to look into the crash. Lammers said she could not discuss details such as how fast Tuttle was driving, whether he appeared to have been impaired by alcohol or drugs, or if he was distracted by something.
As of Wednesday, police had not issued Tuttle any citations nor filed any charges against him, Lammers said.
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