Update: Woman hit by truck in Redding remains unidentified and in critical condition

A woman remains in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday night in the area of Bechelli Lane and Hartnell Avenue.

According to the Redding Police Department, at about 8:00 p.m., officers responded to a major-injury collision involving a pedestrian and pickup truck.

Officials said based on witness statements and evidence at the scene, Divyesh Patel, 39, from Redding, was making a left-hand (westbound) turn from a turn pocket on northbound Bechelli Lane at Hartnell Avenue on a green arrow.

As Patel was making the turn, an unidentified woman in her early sixties left the sidewalk on the northwest corner of Hartnell Avenue and Bechelli Lane and began to walk towards the south side of Hartnell Avenue, outside the marked crosswalk.

Officials said Patel was unable to stop in time and collided with the woman.

The woman suffered major injuries and was transported to Mercy Medical Center where she remains in critical condition.

Officials said it is unknown if the woman was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Patel was evaluated at the scene for drugs and/or alcohol and was determined to not be under the influence.

Police said the collision is still under investigation. Any information concerning the collision, or the possible identity of the woman, please call the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4200.

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