Pedestrian struck in downtown Rochester crosswalk

(ABC 6 News) – Rochester police responded Monday to a call for a 41-year-old Rochester woman, who was struck by a car in a downtown Rochester crosswalk.

At about 7:31 a.m., a 29-year-old male driver of a 2021 Subaru Crosstrek watched the vehicle in front of him turn left from 2nd Street SW onto 11th Avenue SW.

As the Crosstrek driver turned left, he heard a collision and saw the woman who was in the crosswalk bounce off the front of his car, said Capt. Casey Moilanen with the Rochester Police Department.

The driver, of St. Charles, said he did not see the woman at all before the collision. Moilanen said it is unclear whether the woman was in the crosswalk when the first car turned left.

The Crosstrek driver stopped the car and attended to the woman at the scene, as did others in the area.

The woman was conscious and talking at the scene, Moilanen said, and was taken to St. Marys hospital with an injury to her lower leg and a possible head injury, considered non-life-threatening.

The driver could face a citation of failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, Moilanen said.