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City worker struck in crosswalk by hit-and-run driver

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news River Falls, 54022
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

A receptionist at Hudson City Hall was struck by a car as she walked across Third Street at Walnut on her way to work Monday morning.

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City Administrator Devin Willi mentioned the hit-and-run incident at the end of Monday night's City Council meeting. He reminded motorists that pedestrians in crosswalks have the right of way.

Willi said the city employee was injured in the accident. She was sent home after the accident on Monday, and didn't return to work on Tuesday.

According to a witness on the scene shortly after the woman was hit, it appeared that she was knocked to the pavement by the car. The witness said the car apparently struck one of her legs.

The Hudson Police Department no longer releases the names of people involved in accidents.

Police Chief Marty Jensen, who was at the City Council meeting, said a dark-color, two-door car came up the hill on Walnut Street from Second and struck the city employee in the crosswalk while turning left onto Third Street.

Jensen said the car continued to speed north on Third Street, and then turned east on Vine Street.

Police were alerted to watch for the car, but were unable to locate it.

Anyone with information about the vehicle and driver involved in the incident is asked to call the police department at (715) 386-4771.

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