Woman, hit by car on 4th avenue, in critical but stable condition Wednesday

An 81-year-old woman is in critical, but stable condition Wednesday in a Phoenix hospital, after a Yuma driver hit her in the middle of the road.

The incident happened Tuesday night on fourth avenue and 14th street in Yuma.

Around 9:30 p.m., a silver Ford Focus traveling northbound collided with the woman in the crosswalk,  identified as Joyce Wickam. She is now recovering at St. Joseph’s hospital in Phoenix.

The driver of the Ford Focus, 21 -year-old Nichole Aguirre was taken to the Yuma Police Department for questioning.

Yuma Police Department’s Officer Joe Franklin said, “Right now, neither speed nor impairment seem to be involved in the collision.”

This is an on-going investigation. YPD encourages anyone who witnessed this collision, to contact Investigator Lawson at (928) 373-4700.

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