An 80-year-old Cheyenne woman is in critical condition at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center after being hit by an SUV in north Cheyenne Thursday morning.

Police spokeswoman Alex Farkas says the incident happened around 6 a.m. near the intersection of Yellowstone Road and Vandehei Avenue.

Farkas says the woman was attempting to cross Yellowstone where there is no crosswalk, when she walked into the path of an oncoming 2008 Chevy Trailblazer.

"It really is a dark area," said Farkas. "The driver actually had his lights on and there wasn't any reflective material worn, it was dark material, and kind of just wrong place at the wrong time."

Farkas says the driver remained on scene to assist officers with their investigation and won't be facing any criminal charges.


The northbound lanes of Yellowstone Road have reopened following the investigation into an auto-pedestrian crash this morning.

Police spokeswoman Alex Farkas says the incident happened around 6 a.m. near Blue Federal Credit Union.

Farkas says a female pedestrian was struck by a gold Chevy Trailblazer and was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

"I'm still unsure of her age or her condition at this time," said Farkas.

Farkas didn't know if the driver was following all traffic laws when the accident occurred, but she says they are being cooperative with police.


A pedestrian was seriously injured when they were struck by a vehicle in Cheyenne Thursday morning, police say.

Public Information Officer Alex Farkas says the incident occurred in the 6000 block of Yellowstone Road, near Blue Federal Credit Union.

As of 7:12 a.m., the northbound lanes were closed and police were asking drivers to avoid the area.

This is a developing story.

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