An elderly woman was seriously injured Monday morning when she was hit in a downtown crosswalk.

Mildred Porter, 81, address unavailable, was walking with her husband south on the east side of the Second South and Main intersection about 9:25 a.m. when she was struck by an eastbound car driven by David Reid, 27, Midvale, said police Lt. Tom Brown.Reid had just started up after the east-west traffic light had turned green. "He apparently didn't see that she was still in the crosswalk."

A witness, who didn't want to be identified, said the victim's husband ran to avoid being hit.

Porter, who suffered leg and head injuries, was taken to University Hospital, where she was in serious condition, Brown said.