PETALUMA (CBS SF) — A 97-year-old woman was hospitalized after being struck while crossing a street in Petaluma Sunday morning, police said.

Officers responded to numerous calls reporting that a pedestrian had been hit in a crosswalk at Ely Boulevard South and East Washington Street at about 9 a.m., according to Petaluma police.

The victim, who is visually impaired, suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital, police said.

The driver of a Nissan SUV, a 62-year-old Petaluma woman, stopped at the scene and cooperated with police.

Investigators believe the sun might have played a part in obscuring the driver’s vision while she made a legal left turn into the crosswalk, police said.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone who might have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Petaluma police at (707) 778-4373.

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