By the Daily Post staff
A 79-year-old Palo Alto woman died after a car hit her in downtown Palo Alto.
The woman, Pinxiang Zhou, was crossing Waverley Street in the crosswalk at the intersection of Lytton Avenue about 10:40 a.m. Thursday, when a westbound Honda Fit made a left turn to head southbound on Waverley and struck her, according to authorities.
Emergency crews responded and Zhou was taken to Stanford Hospital where she died a short time later, police said.
The driver of the car, an Oakland woman in her 30s, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. She was uninjured, police said.
Police provided information about the accident while Zhou was identified today by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Palo Alto police dispatch center at (650) 329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to [email protected] or sent via text message or voice mail to (650) 383-8984.