Woman airlifted to Indy after being hit by car

Police Lights
(WISH Photo, file/Marcus Collins)

WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – West Terre Haute police were called to the scene of a crash around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday involving a car and a pedestrian.

Officers responded to the scene in the 200 block of South 9th Street and found a group of people surrounding a pedestrian. They observed a large amount of firework debris on the ground in the area.

The driver, James Worrell, stated he was going north on South 9th Street when he came to a stop at the intersection of Miller Avenue. He then proceeded through the intersection when he heard his vehicle hit an object that he thought was a dog.

Two witnesses also stated they heard a loud noise they assumed was a dog being hit.

The pedestrian was identified as Candy Story.

Story was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital with moderate to major abrasions to her face. Officials reported she was bending over to light fireworks on North 9th Street when she was hit and that the driver could not see her.

WISHTV.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s