On Monday, December 17, 2013, a car reportedly hit a Sanford USD Medical Center employee while crossing the street near the Sioux Falls facility. Police say that the 58-year-old woman, whose name has not yet been released, was crossing Grange Avenue near the intersection of 21st Street when a vehicle hit her and fled the scene. The accident took place around 7:15 a.m., and the employee was reportedly on her way to work when she was hit.
Authorities report that the woman was knocked off her feet and launched into the air during the impact. She suffered life-threatening injuries in the accident and was transferred to Sanford Medical Center via ambulance. Police say she was rushed into surgery shortly after arrival at the hospital, but no further updates about her condition were available at the time of this report.
Although police do not yet have a description of the driver, authorities are on the lookout for a four-door Honda Civic, approximately 10 years old, in light blue or silver. Besides leaving the scene of an injury accident, the driver is also suspected of speeding. At the last report, the car was seen headed south on Grange Avenue.
The team at Zimmer, Duncan, and Cole, LLP, hopes that the injured Sanford USD Medical Center employee is able to fully recover from her injuries, and our thoughts go out to her family and friends in this difficult and uncertain time.