Woman Hit, Seriously Injured Trying To Fix Flat Tire

Police Arrest Possibly Impaired Driver On Scene

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A 50-year-old suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car while trying to fix a flat tire.

The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning on Lafayette near University Avenue.

Police say Debra Johnson, of Glenwood, was standing near her vehicle, trying to flag down passing motorists for help with a flat tire when she was hit by 47-year-old Kevin James, of St. Paul.

Johnson was taken to Regions Hospital and is expected to survive.

James was arrested at the scene, suspected of driving impaired. Officers transported him to Regions Hospital for a blood draw. Lab results are pending.

The crash is being investigated. James is not in custody at this time and has not been charged.


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