|Updated: 11/16/2013 8:57 am
||Published: 11/16/2013 8:48 am
It took two hours Friday night for police to investigate another deadly auto-pedestrian accident. It's the second of its kind just this week.
Police say a woman in her 50s was struck by a car and killed near the intersection of 51st Street and South Lewis Avenue around 6:30 p.m.
They believe she was on the east side of Lewis, trying to get to the west side, and was headed home from work.
The victim was taken to Saint Francis Hospital, where she died not long after.
Police tell FOX23 it's not likely the driver who hit her will face any charges. It appears to be an accident.
FOX23 learned it's been the same group, the Riverside Division of the Tulsa Police Department, that has responded to both fatal auto-pedestrian accidents this week.
In Friday night's accident, like earlier in the week, it was dark when the pedestrian was hit.
Police tell FOX23 accidents like this are often preventable.
"There is kind of a thought out there that vehicles have to yield to pedestrians no matter what.
That is not correct.
Pedestrians have to be in a crosswalk," Cpl. Steve Woods said.
"That's when they have the right of way. The thing pedestrians have to understand is at night they are very, very difficult to see."
Parts of both 51st Street and South Lewis Avenue were closed during the investigation