Police: Pedestrian struck crossing St. Joseph Avenue in Evansville


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Evansville police are investigating a serious bodily injury accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle.

Officers were called to the scene around 11 p.m. Saturday to the area of St. Joe Avenue and Virginia Street.

Sgt. Nick Winsett said an intoxicated pedestrian was struck by a motorist when she ran across St. Joe Avenue in the path of the vehicle.

Witnesses told officers that the pedestrian was attempting to cross St. Joe Ave. when she was struck by a S.U.V. traveling north on St. Joe. After striking the pedestrian, the driver of the S.U.V. immediately stopped and was on scene when officers arrived.

Both the driver and the pedestrian were transported to local hospitals. EPD said all presumptive tests for intoxicants involving the driver came back negative. There are no charges against the driver at this time.

The pedestrian is in stable condition with many facial fractures.

(This story was originally published on May 2, 2021)

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