March 19--A man suffered serious injuries after he was struck by a vehicle Saturday night as he crossed Dyer Street in Northeast El Paso, officials said.
Miguel Ortiz Sanchez, 65, was attempting to cross the street from east to west at about 8:55 p.m. in the 5800 block of Dyer Street near Walmart, El Paso Police Department officials said.
Ortiz, who was allegedly not using a crosswalk, was then struck by a Ford Fusion driven by Nancy Quidachay, 47, officials said.
Ortiz suffered life threatening injuries and was taken to University Medical Center for treatment, officials said. No information was released on his current condition.
Police believe Ortiz's alleged failure to cross at a controlled intersection or crosswalk were contributing factors in the wreck.
Aaron Martinez may be reached at 546-6249; firstname.lastname@example.org; @AMartinez31 on Twitter.
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