Public Safety

Police: Truck leaves scene of accident after colliding with 13-year-old pedestrian in Iowa City

An Iowa City squad car. (file photo)
An Iowa City squad car. (file photo)

Iowa City Police are looking for information on a semi truck that left the scene of a truck versus pedestrian accident that resulted in injuries requiring hospitalization.

According to a media release from the Iowa City Police Department, at 3:38 p.m. on Monday police officers responded to the intersection of Highway 6 E and Sycamore Street for the report of a pedestrian struck by a semi-truck.

Police spoke to the pedestrian who had been stuck, a 13-year-old girl, at the scene. The girl told police she was crossing Highway 6 E at the intersection with Sycamore Street with a green light for Sycamore Street traffic, according to the release. She told police that while she was on Highway 6, a white semi-truck driving east on Highway 6 through a red light entered the intersection. The girl said the truck drove over her foot and she said she was then spun around. She said the semi-truck did not stop and continued east on Highway 6, according to the release.

The girl was able to walk out of the intersection, suffering from pain in her foot and minor scrapes to her leg and arm, according to the release. The girl was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for further evaluation, the release said.

The Iowa City Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating this vehicle. According to the release, they are encouraging anyone who observed this incident or who has information on a possible suspect vehicle to contact the investigating Officer Doug Roling at 319-356-5275.

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