Superior police seek driver’s information in pedestrian accidentSuperior Police are investigating an incident in which a driver struck an 11-year-old pedestrian Friday just before noon as she was crossing East Second Street.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
Superior Police are investigating an incident in which a driver struck an 11-year-old pedestrian Friday just before noon as she was crossing East Second Street.
According to the accident report, the girl and her brother were crossing East Second Street from McDonald’s to the East End Spur around 11:24 a.m. When both pedestrians were in the middle turn lane, the girl’s left leg was struck by a dirty white minivan. The vehicle could have come from either the Spur or McDonald’s.
The 11-year-old told Superior Police Officer Eric Olson that everything happened so quickly that she did not see where the minivan came from. The driver, a white male in his 40s to 60s, stopped and asked the girl if she was OK. She said she was fine, and the man drove off northbound.
The girl was treated for injuries at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s in Superior and released.
Her mother, Susan Backlund, said she appreciated a couple who helped her daughter after she was struck. They brought her into McDonald’s, stayed with her and comforted her until the police came.
“I would like to thank them for doing that for her,” Backlund said. “For making sure somebody was there with her so she didn’t feel alone.”
Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Superior Police Department at (715) 394-4432, the tip line at (715) 395-7468 or send an anonymous tip by text message by typing the keyword spdtip and their tip to 847411. They can also send tips via the internet by going to www.facebook.com/SuperiorPD and clicking on the “submit a tip” button.