Pedestrian hit by car in front of Harpo's

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | 7:12 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A woman was hit by a car as she was crossing the street at the corner of Tenth and Cherry streets at about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday.

"I've been almost hit here many times," said Jimmy Stoots, who had walked inside Harpo's just before the accident occurred. 

The woman sat in the street holding her head until paramedics arrived at the scene.  After being strapped to a gurney, she was taken to Boone Hospital Center. Her identity and the extent of her injuries is unknown.

Stoots said the intersection is a "pretty bad" one with the high amount of traffic coming from Broadway, students leaving campus and kids crossing the street distracted by cell phones.



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Bill Fisher August 18, 2011 | 3:40 a.m.

What?? 10th and Cherry has never been a high traffic area except after games. Sorry you got hit, but don't blame it on the intersection.

Lived here 25 years, so I have plenty of experience with downtown.

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