A pedestrian lies at the intersection of Rollins Street and College Avenue after being hit by a car while crossing College on Thursday morning. JACOB BOGAGE/Missourian
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Pedestrian hit by van on College Avenue

A pedestrian lies at the intersection of Rollins Street and College Avenue after being hit by a car while crossing College on Thursday morning.  JACOB BOGAGE/Missourian

A pedestrian lies at the intersection of Rollins Street and College Avenue after being hit by a car while crossing College on Thursday morning. JACOB BOGAGE/Missourian

COLUMBIA — A woman was hit by a van in a crosswalk Thursday morning at the intersection of South College Avenue and Rollins Street, blocking a lane of traffic for about 30 minutes just after 9 a.m.

A silver Chrysler van was turning left from Rollins Street northbound on to South College Avenue when it collided with a woman walking toward the MU campus, MU freshman Caverly Manning, who was standing on a nearby corner, said.

“All of a sudden, you just heard, ‘Oh my God,’ and she was down on the ground clutching her face,” said Manning.

MU Police Department spokesman Capt. Brian Weimer said authorities had not yet determined the extent of the woman’s injuries.

At the scene, her face was visibly bloodied as paramedics attended to her. Officers closed the left lane of traffic headed northbound on College Avenue.

MU Junior Anna Wawrzyniak also witnessed the collision, standing on the opposite street corner walking away from campus.

“I don’t think (the driver) even looked,” she said. “Normally lots of people cross at once. I’m surprised more people didn’t get hit.”

The roadway was clear as of 9:30 a.m.

Supervising editor was Joe Guszkowski.

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/184097/pedestrian-hit-by-van-on-college-avenue/

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