Tuesday accident occurs a block from last week's accident involving a vehicle striking a pedestrian.
Less than a week after a pedestrian in a downtown Crookston crosswalk was struck by a vehicle turning onto North Broadway from Robert Street, another pedestrian was struck Monday by a vehicle turning onto North Broadway from Second Street, one block further north.
The Crookston Police Department, firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene around 11:30 a.m. Monday. According to the CPD, Ashley Rystad, 31, of Crookston was walking westbound across North Broadway in the north crosswalk at the Second Street intersection, when Ruth Cameron, 64, of Mentor, driving a 2018 GMC Acadia, was making a left-hand turn from Second Street onto North Broadway and struck Rystad.
Rystad, a new staff member at the Crookston Water Department at city hall, located in the southeast corner of the intersection, was taken by Crookston Area Ambulance Service to RiverView’s Emergency Room. The extent of her injuries and her condition are unknown at this time. Bystanders told the Times at the scene that she was alert but shaken up.
The investigation continues.
On September 5 around 9:30 p.m., Bobby Baird was walking in the crosswalk a block to the south of Monday’s incident when he was struck by a vehicle. He was treated for a leg injury at RiverView and the driver in that case was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.