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Mission Street traffic limited as police investigate pedestrian struck by SUV

A woman was struck by a car on the corner of Chippewa and Mission near the Pixie Restaurant Thursday afternoon. (Courtesy Photo | Orrin Shawl)

A woman was struck by a car on the corner of Chippewa and Mission near the Pixie Restaurant Thursday afternoon. (Courtesy Photo | Orrin Shawl)

A woman was struck by an sports utility vehicle as it attempted to exit a parking lot on the north side of Mount Pleasant on Thursday afternoon.

Mount Pleasant police officers investigated the scene at Mission and Chippewa streets by The Pixie restaurant, at 302 N. Mission St. Northbound Mission Street traffic was shifted to the left lane, confining traffic to two lanes.

Pixie employee Amanda Schmidt witnessed the accident happen shortly after noon.

“(The woman) was crossing from the right hand of our driveway, and the SUV was trying to pull out to the right,” Schmidt said. “(The driver of the SUV) looked back to traffic and pulled out.”

Mount Pleasant police, along with Michigan State Police, set up cones from the Mission Street and Chippewa Street intersection to the exit from the restaurant parking lot.

MPPD Public Information Officer Jeff Thompson said police have it closed off so police can get pictures, take measurements and collect any evidence for their report.

“What we know right now the vehicle was trying to pull out of the parking lot, and there’s an elderly lady on the sidewalk,” Thompson said. “He struck her. The lady (received) medical attention. Right now, everything’s preliminary.”

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