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Elderly pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Whitehall

Published On: Dec 24 2013 12:35:45 PM EST   Updated On: Oct 23 2013 02:30:50 PM EDT

Elderly pedestrian hit crossing street by Whitehall post office


An elderly woman has died after being hit by a car Tuesday afternoon.

Gladys Brooks died at 7:30 p.m. of her injuries at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Twp., Lehigh Co., the coroner's office said.

Brooks, 89, was walking near the Whitehall post office at 1105 Schadt Ave. in Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., when she was hit by a car, the coroner said. 


The accident happened around 4 p.m., about two blocks from Brooks' home at 1301 Mickley Rd., Whitehall Township.

Police have not said whether any charges will be filed against the driver, who police said was a juvenile.

Schadt Avenue was closed for several hours while police investigated.

Anyone who saw the crash is asked to call Whitehall Township police at 610-437-3042.