Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run in Bemidji

A pedestrian was struck on Paul Bunyan Drive in Bemidji Saturday night.

The state patrol says an unknown vehicle struck the 64-year-old woman around 11 p.m. and apparently left the scene.

Juanita Tesar of Bemidji was transported to Essentia Duluth for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Bemidji Police, Bemidji Fire and Bemidji Ambulance assisted at the scene.


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