Pedestrian in Monday accident identified |

Pedestrian in Monday accident identified

Staff Reports

The pedestrian hurt in an accident on Monday was identified Blanca Lydia Garcia-Herrera of Gardnerville.

Garcia-Herrera was hurt when a pickup waiting for her to cross a driveway on a Gardnerville sidewalk in front of an auto parts store was hit from behind.

A Toyota truck driven by Jack Wayne Hewlett, 23, was waiting for her to cross, according to Trooper Dan Lopez, when a gray Toyota Camry driven by Reno resident Samantha Aguilar, 24, struck the rear of the pickup causing it to move forward striking the pedestrian.

Garcia-Herrera sustained serious injuries and was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center by CareFlight and is still being treated.