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Woman struck, killed by SUV while taking out trash, daughter says

Daughter wants answers after 56-year-old grandmother killed

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A woman killed Thursday when she was hit by an SUV had been taking out the trash, her daughter told News4Jax.

Aminah Bashar's daughter, Khalinah Brown, said her mother had just returned from her morning walk and was moving the trash cans when she was hit near the intersection of Richardson Road and Kinlock Drive on the city's Northwest side.

Bashar, 56, was in front of her home on Kinlock Drive about 7 a.m., when she was struck by an 82-year-old woman driving a Volkswagen SUV, police said.

Brown said police came to the door and told her not to go outside. She said she went out anyway and saw her mother's body lying on the ground.

Police said there was no indication that the driver was speeding and that she did not display any signs of impairment.

But Brown said she's having a hard time understanding how the driver didn't see her mother.

"You're driving down the street going 25 miles, and you're looking, you know, following directions, looking at your surroundings, and you don't see a person bringing trash out to the street? It just doesn't add up to me," Brown said. "I'm not angry with her, but I want to get my chance to speak to her and get her side of the story. Because I know accidents do happen, but I think that was an accident that could have been, you know, avoided."

Police are searching for witnesses or video in the area.

Brown said Bashar was a mother of four and a grandmother. She said her mother had lost two of her four children over the years.

Now Brown is preparing to bury her mother.