On Sunday, Jan. 19t a deputy from the Yucaipa Police Department was on patrol in the area of Bryant Street and Yucaipa Boulevard when a vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic collision occurred. The deputy immediately requested medical aid respond to the location. Through investigation, deputies determined Brenda Billings, 62, of Yucaipa, was driving south on Bryant Street approaching Yucaipa Boulevard. Billings, who had a green light, waited for traffic to clear and initiated a left turn onto eastbound Yucaipa Boulevard. She did not see two pedestrians who were crossing Yucaipa Boulevard eastbound in the marked crosswalk.
Billings struck both pedestrians at an estimated speed of 15 MPH. Both pedestrians sustained moderate to major injuries and both were transported to a local area hospital treatment.
The pedestrians are Amie Porch, 45 of Yucaipa and Richard Rodriguez, 18, of Yucaipa.