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Pedestrians pummeled

Ernie Somoza  / Arizona Daily Wildcat

Herb garden located on the rooftop of the SUMC.
Ernie Somoza
Ernie Somoza / Arizona Daily Wildcat Herb garden located on the rooftop of the SUMC.

Jennifer Miller, a political science graduate student, was hit by a car while crossing Sixth Street near Highland Avenue yesterday around 3:20 p.m.

“”I shouldn’t have crossed here,”” she said. “”I’ll never cross out of a crosswalk again — well I’d like to say that’s true.””

A UA freshman was pulling out of Sixth Street Parking Garage and made an illegal left turn onto Sixth Street.

“”I was turning left, you aren’t supposed to, and I didn’t see any cars and I wasn’t looking for a person; I was looking for cars,”” he said.

Miller was jogging toward Highland Commons for a doctor’s appointment.

Christina Manuele, a pre-business sophomore, was behind the car involved in the accident in her car waiting to go onto Sixth Street when she saw the accident.

“”We saw her legs go up like she flipped, I would have taken her to the hospital just to make sure everything was OK,”” she said.

Miller was not taken to a hospital but left with “”a few scrapes, bumps and bruises.””

“”The nurse from the school over there (Mansfeld Middle School) and a doctor (came) from the Commons within minutes and made sure I didn’t move my head in case there was spinal injuries,”” Miller said. “”But there’s no neck pain.””

After speaking with a University of Arizona Police Department officer, the freshman came over to Miller and apologized for the incident.

“”I’m so sorry,”” he said while giving her a hug.

Miller hugged him back saying, “”Please don’t worry too much about it; it’s OK.””

“”I appreciate everyone’s help,”” Miller said before walking to the crosswalk at Sixth Street and Highland Avenue to go to campus.

Another female student was hit early Wednesday while walking north in the crosswalk on Mountain Avenue, said UAPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Juan Alvarez.

The driver was going south on Mountain Avenue and making a left turn onto Speedway Boulevard when he hit the woman.

The pedestrian was transported to University Medical Center with serious but not life threatening injuries.

The driver was issued a citation for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a cross walk.

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