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Elderly woman dies after being struck by vehicle

September 27, 2012

An elderly woman died Wednesday night after being hit by a vehicle at High Drive and Allview Terrace in Laguna Beach.

At 5:29 p.m. police responded to a report of a traffic collision at the intersection. A car had been going northwest on High Drive toward Allview Terrace when an 80-year-old woman walked into the roadway. The vehicle hit the woman, causing major blunt force injuries, Sgt. Louise Callus said in email.

The woman was identified as Virginia Worthington, a Laguna Beach resident.

She was treated by medics at the scene and taken to Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, where she died from her injuries shortly after.

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Callus said the driver of the vehicle was an acquaintance of the elderly woman and her family.

— Joanna Clay

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