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UPDATED: Pedestrian Hit in Excelsior and Grand Intersection

The severity of the woman's injuries is not yet known.

A pedestrian was hit Tuesday morning in the intersection of Excelsior Boulevard and Grand Way in St. Louis Park.

The walking woman was hit by a Jeep, according to Fox 9.

Westbound lanes of Excelsior Boulevard were closed briefly and reopened at 7 a.m.

The severity of the woman's injuries were not immediately known.

Update 11:11 a.m. 11/13/12: In an email to Patch, police spokesperson Jamie Zwilling said the woman was hit at 6:37 a.m. Arriving on the scene, police officers found her lying in the middle of the westbound lanes of Excelsior Boulevard. She had reportedly been hit by a vehicle turning west from Natchez Avenue South. 

Police say the woman was found 30 feet away from the crosswalk, with one shoe on and the other found another 30 feet away in front of the stopped vehicle. However, Zwilling said officers aren't yet sure if she was in the crosswalk. 

The woman was conscious and responsive when officers arrived but was transported to Methodist Hospital for an exam. Zwilling described her injuries as "minor," but said she had struck her head on either the pavement or the car that struck her.

Zwilling said charges have been submitted to the city attorney for review.

Update 10:12 a.m. 11/14/12: St. Louis Park Patch has obtained a copy of the official accident report filed by St. Louis Park Police. According to the report, Stillwater resident Jennifer Lanasa was in the crosswalk when she was struck. The driver, a Minneapolis resident, had a frost-obstructed windshield and told police he "never saw" Lanasa. Police say the driver stopped once he realized he had hit someone, and was cooperating with the investigation.

mike savick November 14, 2012 at 05:52 PM
This is a reminder to take the time necessary to clear all of your vehicles windows every time you drive. Check your coolant level as low coolent will severely reduce defroster performance.

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