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Silver Lake fire chief hits injured driver while responding to crash scene

Apr 04, 2022 05:59AM ● By Editor

From Fox 9 News • April 4, 2022

A Silver Lake fire chief struck a woman injured in the crash he was responding to on Saturday.

A Hutchinson woman driving a Chevrolet Equinox was traveling westbound on Highway 7 at milepost 150 near Hale Township when her SUV left the roadway into a ditch. Her SUV then struck an electrical control box and knocked down a power line, according to the Minnesota State Patrol's incident report.

As fire chief Dale Kosek was arriving at the scene in a Chevrolet Silverado, he struck the 28-year-old woman.

"Pedestrian had sustained injuries prior to the incident," the incident report states.

The woman is being treated for life-threatening injuries at North Memorial Hospital, State Patrol wrote.

To see the original report and read related stories, follow this link to the Fox 9 News website.

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