Woman walking on Springfield sidewalk fatally hit by vehicle


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Police say a pedestrian fatally struck by a sport utility vehicle this week in Springfield was walking on the sidewalk when she was hit.

The News-Leader reports that investigators say 73-year-old Phyllis Tinsley was walking on the sidewalk along Fremont Avenue Tuesday morning when she was hit. Police say the driver of the SUV experienced a medical emergency, causing the vehicle to veer off the road and onto the sidewalk. Tinsley was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the 72-year-old man driving the SUV was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.