- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in Southern California say a woman was killed saving her teenage daughter from an oncoming car.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports (https://bit.ly/1rT1ECL) 41-year-old Juana Elias died Thursday at a hospital, two days after she was struck by a car in an Ontario crosswalk.

Police Detective Bill Russell says Elias saw the car coming and managed to push her 15-year-old daughter out of the way. The mother was struck by the 2006 Chevy Impala.

Russell says the 16-year-old driver said she did not see the pedestrians in the crosswalk because of blinding sunlight.

He says the driver was at fault in the collision but won’t be charged with any criminal wrongdoing.

Russell called it an unfortunate accident.


Information from: The Press-Enterprise, https://www.pe.com

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