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Serious Injury Crash Near 9 Ave and 16 St S


A Ford van driven by Harlan Smith (DOB 11/10/1959) was going southbound on 16th St. S near 9th Ave. S when it struck an eight-year-old girl in the median lane.

She suffered life-threatening injuries and was in critical condition at last check.

Smith stopped and cooperated with investigators.

Alcohol is not a factor and the investigation is on-going.

As the holiday season gets underway, we want to remind drivers and pedestrians to navigate our city with extra care. Please follow all traffic rules and use crosswalks only after you’ve ensured all cars are stopped when the signal indicates pedestrians have the right of way.

Report# 2019-052007