Pedestrian injured in collision

Pedestrian injured in collision 

Police are        investigating Sunday night accident in city

By Joel Stottrup

Union-Eagle reporter

A Princeton city attorney is reviewing the details of a collision between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian the evening of Dec. 1 in the city to see if a charge should be filed.

Police Chief Brian Payne said if there is a charge it would be of a motorist failing to yield to a pedestrian.

Payne on Tuesday was not releasing any names involved in the collision, in which the victim was a 70-year-old woman. The names are being withheld because the collision is still under investigation, he said.

An ambulance took the woman to Fairview Northland Hospital but her injuries were non-life threatening – a injured arm and a cut on the face, Payne said.

The collision took place at 6:02 p.m. at the intersection of First Street and Seventh Avenue North. The motor vehicle was on First Street heading east and made a turn north onto Seventh Avenue when it struck the woman who was in the crosswalk on the north side of First Street walking east.

The woman was wearing dark clothing, according to the report, and Payne said that no alcohol was involved with either the driver or the pedestrian. This doesn’t appear to be a case of careless driving, Payne said, adding that there was no high speed or squealing tires. It isn’t known if the driver wasn’t paying attention, was distracted or just didn’t notice the pedestrian in the crosswalk where the lighting is a “little dim,”  Payne said.

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