Truck strike injures pedestrian, kills dog
A pedestrian and her dog were struck at the intersection of South Grand Avenue and Fourth Street SE on Wednesday, May 2. The pedestrian, Jossie Hanson, of Spencer, was transported to Spencer Hospital by Spencer Ambulance, while the dog died from injuries sustained in the accident.
James Bainbridge, 37, of Sioux Rapids, was stopped at the intersection of Fourth Street SW and South Grand Avenue in his Chevrolet 1500 Silverado, waiting to turn left on Grand. Hanson had pushed the button for the pedestrian cross signal, and once the signal changed she began crossing Grand.
Bainbridge initiated his left hand turn and struck the dog and Hanson, knocking the woman to the ground.
Witnesses at the scene were all unsure if Hanson was crossing within the crosswalk at the time of the collision. There was blood on the pavement from the dog approximately 7 feet north of the marked crosswalk.
Hanson complained of injuries to her head, left leg and right arm. She was diagnosed with a concussion and bruising on her arm and leg.