Boise & Garden City

Garden City woman hit by vehicle while crossing Chinden

A Garden City woman was injured Friday night after being struck by a driver on Chinden Boulevard between West 40th and West 41st street, according to a Garden City press release.

Rochelle L. Morris, 51, of Garden City was reportedly attempting to cross the street in that area around 9:45 p.m. She crossed through four lanes of traffic before getting hit by Aurelia Nathaniel, 61, driving her vehicle west. Morris was transported to the hospital, and was last listed as being in stable condition, according to police.

Morris had reportedly just left a bar before the accident, and had not used the crosswalk, police said.

Police say they believe alcohol was a factor in the accident, and no citations or charges have been issued as the investigation is ongoing.

Lt. Abe Blount commented on the incident in the press release and urged pedestrians and drivers to be cautious.

This is the second pedestrian/vehicle accident in Garden City in the past five days. Alcohol can slow reaction time and cloud judgment even when someone is not driving a vehicle,” he said in the release. “We recommend having a designated driver or calling a cab when consuming alcohol away from home. Pedestrians should use extreme caution when crossing busy streets like Chinden Boulevard. Pedestrians should cross at marked crosswalks, particularly at night.”

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