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.