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Pedestrian seriously injured when struck while crossing Winner Road in Kansas City

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A female pedestrian was seriously injured late Saturday when she was struck by a Dodge Charger while crossing a street on Kansas City’s east side, police said.

The car struck the pedestrian about 10:25 p.m. in the 8500 block of Winner Road.

The white Dodge Charger was westbound when the pedestrian crossed Winner Road from south to north into the path of the car. The driver hit the brakes, but struck the pedestrian with the car’s right fender, police said.

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital and was in serious condition Sunday.

The driver remained at the scene and was cooperating with police. The driver was released pending further investigation.

Robert A. Cronkleton gets up very early in the morning to bring readers breaking news about crime, transportation and weather at the crack of dawn. He’s been at The Star since 1987 and now contributes data reporting and video editing.
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