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Witness shares details on pedestrian struck in Downtown Hammond

Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 4:39 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 25, 2021 at 12:29 AM CST
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HAMMOND, La. (WVUE) - A pedestrian was struck on Monday in Downtown Hammond in the area of West Thomas Street this evening, first responders say.

Officials say the incident happened near the P.J.’s Coffee location on West Thomas Street.

Fire Chief Daniel Folks said that responders are still on the scene as of 4:26 p.m., assessing...
Fire Chief Daniel Folks said that responders are still on the scene as of 4:26 p.m., assessing the situation and checking for injuries.(Google Maps)

Responders were still on the scene at 4:26 p.m., assessing the situation and checking for injuries.

One witness said that they were standing on the sidewalk with the victim when one driver attempted to switch lanes and ran into another driver. The victim’s leg ended up getting squeezed between the two vehicles as the wreckage was pushed closer to the sidewalk, the witness said.

The victim was taken to North Oaks Medical Center for treatment for a significant gash in their leg.

Hammond Fire and Acadian Ambulance were on scene to administer aid.

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