Pedestrian hit by vehicle in Paradise

Sep 28, 2014 7:00 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

Paradise Police say a pedestrian is hospitalized with critical injuries after being hit by an SUV on the skyway.

It happened at 7:51 p.m. Saturday night on the 8100 block of the skyway. Authorities say 50 year old Steven Michael Max was lying injured in the middle of the road when officers arrived.

The driver, 21 year old Miranda Michelle Bell, told investigators she was heading south on the skyway travelling within the speed limit when Max crossed in front of her vehicle. She said she swerved, but was unable to avoid hitting him.

Bell was cited and released for a misdemeanor warrant and driving on a suspended license. But Paradise Police say alcohol/drugs do not appear to be a factor with Bell, but based on the strong odor of alcohol coming from Max's breath, they believe alcohol likely impaired his judgment and contributed to the collision.


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