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Pedestrian hurt in accident in Hager Heights parking lot

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HAGER CITY - A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the Hager Heights Drive-In Restaurant Saturday afternoon.

According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department report, at 3:27 p.m. Jacob Knecht, 48, of Minneapolis was standing at the driver's side window of a 2007 Saturn speaking to the occupant when he was struck from the side by a 1997 Dodge Ram truck driven by Jerry Sullivan, 77, of Bay City. Sullivan was looking for a parking spot coming into the parking lot from 170th Ave. 

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Knecht was reportedly knocked to the ground in front of the Saturn. He was transported by Red Wing Ambualnce from the scene to the hospital in Red Wing with undetermined injuries. Pierce County Sheriff's officials were assisted on the scene by Red Wing Fire and Ambulance. 

The accident is still under investigation.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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