Pedestrian dies after being struck by car in Midtown

Anchorage Daily NewsJanuary 8, 2013 

A 64-year-old pedestrian died Tuesday evening after being hit by a Subaru Forester earlier in the day in a low-speed collision in Anchorage’s Midtown.

The man, H. James Castro, was sitting up and talking after being struck, so authorities initially thought his injuries were not life threatening, Anchorage police said in a written statement Tuesday night.

The man was hit near the intersection of Northern Lights Boulevard and C Street. 

Around noon, an 68-year-old woman driving the Subaru was turning right out of the Wells Fargo parking lot onto southbound C Street when her vehicle struck the pedestrian, police said. The police statement did not identify the driver.

The Subaru sustained only minor paint damage to the hood, according to officers at the scene.

Medics took Castro to the hospital. He died at Providence Alaska Medical Center sometime Tuesday evening, police said.

The state medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death, police said.






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