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Pedestrian Hit by Giddings Motorist

A Round Rock woman, Mandy Kay Martinez, 32, was struck by a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe when she tried to cross the street to a residence located at 408 N. Manse Street in Giddings last Friday afternoon at about 4 p.m.

According to the Giddings Police report, Martinez was at her vehicle, which was parked on the south curb of the 900 block of E. Brenham St. She was attempting to go to the residence on Manse when the Tahoe, driven by Rene Cortez, 21 of Giddings, struck her.

Cortez, who was traveling westbound on Brenham Street, said the sunlight was so bright from the west horizon that she could not see Martinez as she tried to cross the street.

Martinez was taken to Brackenridge Medical Center in Austin by Starflight, with severe, but non-life threatening, injuries.

According to Brackenridge Hospital, she was treated and discharged on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

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