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Multiple pedestrians struck by cars in downtown Prescott on Thursday

Two pedestrians were injured after being struck by a sedan in the intersection of Gurley and Cortez streets at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Feb. 7, according to a news release from Prescott Police Department Public Information Officer Dave Fuller.

Prescott resident Katherine Sibley, 23, was driving a 2006 Volkswagen northbound on Cortez when she made a left turn onto Gurley Street and two pedestrians were crossing lawfully in the crosswalk and with the light, he said.

Sibley said she did not see the pedestrians and struck them both. They were treated at the scene and transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center for injuries including lacerations and a possible broken leg.

The road was closed for about 40 minutes while the Prescott Police Department’s traffic safety section investigated, Fuller said. Sibley was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Another accident occurred at around 4 p.m. Thursday near the same spot, when an 18-year-old female on a skateboard was westbound on the sidewalk in the 200 block of East Gurley Street, according to Fuller.

She had tried to cross Cortez Street while still on the skateboard and was struck by a car turning right from Gurley Street onto Cortez Street, Fuller said. She was transported to the hospital for precautionary measures.

The Prescott Fire Department has confirmed that an additional incident involving a pedestrian, at East Sheldon and North Cortez, happened at about 5 p.m. Thursday. Further details were not available at press time.

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