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Pedestrian taken to hospital after being struck by vehicle

Aug. 5, 2011 at 3:05 a.m.


A pedestrian was transported to the hospital after being hit by a truck in a parking lot.

Stephanie Ramirez, 20, of Victoria, suffered possible head injuries after being struck by a red Ford truck at 2:38 a.m. Friday in the 12200 block of North Navarro Street, said Victoria Police Department Senior Patrol Officer Hector Talamantez.

Talamantez said the driver of the truck, Brian Merklinger, 21, of Victoria, was traveling at an unsafe speed through the parking lot and admitted he was not paying attention. The parking lot was also not well lit.

Ramirez was transported to Citizens Medical Center, where she was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The collision is under investigation and no citations have been issued, the officer said.

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