Woman struck in SUV-vs-pedestrian accident

From Local Sources

JASPER — A woman complained of pain after an SUV-versus-pedestrian accident Wednesday afternoon in the Dollar Tree parking lot.

The Jasper Police Department was called to the 3601 Newton St. location at 4:47 p.m.

Police said a 2018 GMC Terrain driven by Benjamin Drabing, 85, French Lick, pulled forward from a parking spot and struck Araceli Beltran, 28, Jasper. Beltran was trapped against a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe during the incident and complained of hip pain, police said, but she declined to be transported for treatment.

Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $3,500 to the Drabing GMC and $1,000 to the Hyundai.

Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted.




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