ROCHESTER, Minn. – Police say a 10-year-old Rochester girl is in critical but stable condition after being hit by a pickup truck on Saturday evening.
It happened around 6 p.m. Saturday at 37th St. NW and West River Parkway. Officers say a Toyota Tundra driven by 54-year-old Richard Coombes, of Rochester, was headed east on a green light going the speed limit, about 40 mph.
Nancy Ogak was with another child who hit the pedestrian walk button while they were on their bicycles, but Nancy reportedly took off into the intersection and was hit. Coombes has not been ticketed or charged.
Ogak was taken to the hospital with critical injuries but she is believed to be in stable condition. There is a Meal Train webpage set up for her family during this difficult time.
According to a post on that page, Ogak is in ICU in a medically-induced coma after suffering several broken bones.
SUNDAY UPDATE: Police now say the girl who was hit was 10 years old. Authorities on the scene Saturday originally believed she was 17, but they are now correcting that.
ROCHESTER, Minn.- According to the Rochester Police Department a girl is injured after being hit by a pickup earlier today.
According to the Rochester Police she was crossing the crosswalk on 37th St. NW a little before 7 PM.
Officers say the cross walk had the no crossing sign displayed and the driver who was going through the green light didn’t see her in the street. They also say she flew at least 10 feet after being struck.
Her condition is unknown at this time and she was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital.
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