Road construction worker hit, critically injured in East Bethel

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Mandy has been with ABC Newspapers since 2007, when she joined the staff as the editor of the Anoka County Union. She has been the managing editor of the UnionHerald and Blaine Spring Lake Park Life since 2014.

A road construction worker was critically injured Monday, July 31, in East Bethel when she was struck by a car.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of Seventh Street and 237th Avenue just after 1 p.m.

A 33-year-old sign holder from Fergus Falls was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound on 237th Avenue.

Upon the arrival of Sheriff’s Office deputies, the victim was found to be in “grave condition,” according to Cmdr. Paul Sommer of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.

She was airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The driver is a 19-year-old woman from East Bethel.

“Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, but it does appear likely that distracted driving played a role in the accident,” Sommer said in a statement Monday afternoon.

The case remains under investigation by the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.

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