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The pedestrians, a 58-year-old man and 59-year-old woman, were transported to Advocate Christ Medical in Oak Lawn for treatment of their injuries. Division Chief Mike Dudlo, of the Burbank Police Department, said the extent of the pair’s injuries are unknown but described them as non-life threatening.
The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
According to police, the pedestrians were crossing 87th Street just west of Major Avenue around 8:25 p.m., Saturday when they were struck by a westbound SUV.
According to a witness, the pair walked in front of the on-coming vehicle.
The pedestrians told police they did not see the SUV and said they did not believe the vehicle’s headlights were on. The 20-year-old female driver of the SUV said her lights were on and first responders noted the vehicle’s headlights were illuminated when they arrived at the scene, according to police.
The driver of the SUV told police she tried to make an abrupt stop when the pair walked in the front of her but the vehicle began to skid and she was unable to avoid striking them.
Dudlo said that excessive speed, alcohol, or drugs were not a factor in the accident.
The driver was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian.