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Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 9:10 am, Wed Aug 11, 2010.

A pregnant Lodi woman and her two children were hospitalized Tuesday evening after they were struck by a car in an East Lockeford Street crosswalk, police said.

All three suffered injuries that paramedics and firefighters at the scene did not initially believe were life-threatening.

The 6:32 p.m. crash closed both lanes of the busy road and brought some 150 onlookers to the scene. Many live in the neighborhood south of Lockeford Street, and many others were attending a regular church service held for the homeless at adjacent Lawrence Park.

The male driver of a tan Lexus sedan was driving west when he struck the southbound pedestrians at the Calaveras Street intersection, said Lodi Police Sgt. Dale Miller.

The glare of the setting sun was likely a factor, Miller said. Speed did not seem to be involved, based on skid marks and the brief amount of time it took the driver to stop, Lt. Steve Carillo said. Drugs and alcohol were not suspected, Carillo said, and the driver voluntarily gave investigators a blood sample.

The adult victim, who was eight months pregnant, was conscious at the scene as paramedics loaded her onto a stretcher. Her son and daughter were tended to at the scene, then taken to hospitals. A medical helicopter, called mainly because children and a pregnant woman were involved, landed in the Grape Festival Grounds parking lot across the street.

No names or ages were immediately available Tuesday evening. Members of the police department's Major Accident Investigation Team are still investigating the collision.

Contact reporter Layla Bohm at layla@lodinews.com.

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  • Jerry Bransom posted at 10:24 pm on Wed, Aug 11, 2010.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 363

    A Lexus - what a surprise!

  • trista aquino posted at 1:21 pm on Wed, Aug 11, 2010.

    trista aquino Posts: 98

    Heck ya it is.....no one sees those tiny orange blinking lights- all they need to do is put 2 stop signs there to fix it. The many times Ive crossed that street I end up waiting til its completely clear as far as I can see in both directions because 99% of the cars never slow or stop. They should put a stop sign on Pine/Wash too while there at it. Poor family, I hope they all have a speedy and painless recovery.

  • Jackson Scott posted at 8:05 am on Wed, Aug 11, 2010.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 382

    This is a dangerous crosswalk plain & simple. LUSD has a crossing guard there before & after school for Lawrence students who live south of Lockeford St. It needs some sort of pedestrian activated flashing lights or something to make drivers notice the crosswalk.



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