Construction Worker In ‘Grave Condition’ After Being Hit By Car In East Bethel

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A construction worker is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car while on-site in a city north of the metro Monday afternoon.

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said 33-year-old Laura Silva, of Fergus Falls, was found in “grave condition” at the intersection of Seventh Street and 237th Avenue Northeast in East Bethel just after 1 p.m.

Silva was holding a sign for a crew doing street work when she was struck by a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Jordan Lynn Paulus. The sheriff’s office said alcohol is not a factor, but the 19-year-old may have been distracted while driving.

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

Paulus has not been charged.

The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office and the State Patrol. When the investigation is complete, the case will be reviewed by the Anoka County Attorney’s Office for possible charges.

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