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City of Rapid City says municipal pickup strikes individual lying under fifth street bridge

City of Rapid City says municipal pickup strikes individual lying under fifth street bridge

City of Rapid City worker strikes individual lying under bridge


News Staff - July 27, 2020

RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Rapid City municipal pickup truck hit an individual who was lying under the Fifth Street bridge on the bike path Monday.

According to officials, the driver was a Rapid City Parks and Recreation employee driving slowly eastward on the path. When he hit the individual, they called 911.

First responders noted that the individual was wearing dark clothing and was sprawled out across the bike path underneath the bridge. The smell of alcohol was also noted by first responders.

The individual who was hit was transported to Monument Health with minor injuries.

The driver was checked for signs of drugs or alcohol and showed no signs of impairment.

City officials are continuing to investigate the matter with the Rapid City Police Department. The City offers its collective sympathies for the individual at this time.



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