Police: Pedestrian struck, critically hurt at The Banks

Police: Pedestrian struck, critically hurt at The Banks
Cincinnati Police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck on the corner of Freedom Way and Rosa Parks at the Banks. (Source: Lauren Artino)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a vehicle at The Banks Sunday night, Cincinnati police said.

Mary Jane Lyon, 51, was hit in the crosswalk outside Taste of Belgium at West Freedom Way and Rosa Parks Street about 4:25 p.m., according to police. They identified the striking vehicle as a 2002 Toyota Rav4 heading north on Rosa Parks Street that was attempting to turn west onto West Freedom Way.

The pedestrian was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where police said Monday she is listed in critical condition.

The driver of the vehicle, Daniel Winningham, 24, remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation, according to police.

Excessive speed and impairment are not factors in the crash, police said.

They said they would continue to interview witnesses and review surveillance cameras in the area.

No charges were announced.

Anyone who witnessed this crash is asked to contact CPD’s Traffic Unit: 513-352-2514.

Freedom Way was closed from westbound Rosa Parks Street to Elm Street while police investigated.

This is the latest accident involving a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in the city limits, Such cases rose last year in Cincinnati, particularly concerning Cincinnati Public Schools students being hit.

That prompted city leaders to get involved. Mayor John Cranley announced at a news conference in January they planned to invest about $900,000 million to improve pedestrian safety.

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