Tuesday, February 5, 2013 , Updated 10:16 p.m., February 5, 2013
UPDATED: Pedestrians at fault for accident in Lewisville
The pedestrians are in stable condition.
LEWISVILLE At approximately 7:30 Monday night, two pedestrians were hit while crossing the street in the 1000 block of Fox Avenue in Lewisville.
Capt. Jay Powell said two CareFlite helicopters were sent to the scene and transported the victims to an area hospital. He said there are no fatalities. The driver of the vehicle that hit the pedestrians remained at the scene as police investigate the incident.
"We don't know right now if speed or alcohol was a factor, but with injuries like this, they'll usually draw blood from the driver," Powell said. "We don't know right now if the pedestrians were crossing at a crosswalk."
UPDATE: Police said Tuesday that the two pedestrians who were hit Monday night are at fault for the accident.
On Monday at approximately 6:45 p.m., Lai Thawng and Sang Hrin of Lewisville were struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Fox Avenue in the 1000 block where there is no crosswalk. The pedestrians were transported by CareFlight to Parkland Hospital in Dallas where they are listed as being in stable condition.
Police said the driver of the vehicle, Salvador Rodriguez, was traveling eastbound on Fox Avenue at the time of the accident. He remained at the location until officers arrived and is not expected to face any charges.
Police said the pedestrians failed to yield right-of-way to a vehicle. Police believe alcohol to be a contributing factor with both pedestrians.
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