"SAN DIEGO -- A woman reportedly in town to attend Comic-Con International 2012 was struck and killed by a car Tuesday in front of the San Diego Convention Center, where the highly popular annual event takes place, authorities reported.
The motorist had a green light when his westbound vehicle hit the 53-year-old pedestrian on Harbor Drive at Fifth Avenue shortly before 9:30 a.m., according to San Diego police.
"Apparently, the pedestrian, as she went (along) the crosswalk, stumbled and fell and struck the vehicle as it passed by her," SDPD Sgt. Ron Glass told 10News.
Medics took the victim to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Friends/authorites identified the victim as Gisela Gagliardi.
Friends said the victim was part of a large group waiting near the Convention Center, specifically to see the cast of the "Twilight" " via Hypable
Further news was also reported in addition to the previous information:
"The 53-year-old woman, who was in San Diego for Comic-Con at the nearby San Diego Convention Center, was struck at Fifth and Harbor, Brown said.
Police said she was in a crosswalk and tried to run across Harbor about 9:20 a.m. She tried to stop when she saw an oncoming Subaru but ended up tripping into the car, Brown said." via U~T Sandiego
Twilight fans have been outpouring with compassion and love. In response to this, Twilight fans have created a petition in honor of Gisela. Please take a moment and sign the Petition for Gisela, a fan who died while attending the San Diego COMIC CON. This petition is to enable everyone a moment of silence for her during COMIC CON with the fans.
Bless her Twilight heart and many hugs and Twilight Love to her family and friends...
Below is a photo of Giselle (center) with Rob Pattinson at a Twilight premiere:
May she rest in peace.
Petition here: twitition - MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR GISELLA AT COMIC CON