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Girl critically injured after trucker’s wide turn onto sidewalk


A 10-year-old girl is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a semi truck on a sidewalk in Minneapolis on Monday evening. 

The accident happened on October 4th early in the evening. 

According to CBS Minnesota, a semi truck was heading west on Highway 2 when it attempted to turn north onto North Broadway. The truck took a wide turn and ended up on the sidewalk where a little girl was waiting on her bike, running her over. 

The girl then got tangled up in the wheels of the rig and was dragged several blocks before the truck came to a stop a block and a half north of Robert Street. The little girl was then airlifted to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

“The semi trailer crossed up onto the sidewalk while making the turn running over a child,” Minnesota State Patrol Public Information Officer Sgt. Jesse Grabow said. 

The truck driver was identified as a 73-year-old man from Mahnomen, Minnesota. 

Police say they do not believe that alcohol was involved in the incident, which is still under investigation. 


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