Pedestrian flown to Marshfield after vehicle strike

By Brandi Makuski

Police say a 57-year-old Stevens Point man was flown to a trauma center in Marshfield on Monday night after being struck by a motorist near the CN underpass.

The man, who has not been identified, was running east in the crosswalk at the intersection of Madison and Division streets when he was struck by a 50-year-old male driver traveling north on Bus. 51 at 5:37 p.m.

Assistant Police Chief Tom Zenner said the pedestrian was crossing against a traffic light, with witnesses at the scene reporting the traffic signal was green for northbound motorists.

The pedestrian was rushed by an SPFD ambulance to the Stevens Point Municipal Airport, where Zenner said a Life Link Air Ambulance transported the man to St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Zenner said police do not believe the driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

“The State Patrol is still investigating, but there were likely several factors; it was dark, it was rainy, and there’s a bit of a curve there,” Zenner said, adding the driver and his 56-year-old male passenger were unharmed.

Zenner said the Wisconsin State Patrol was still working on reconstructing the crime scene. He expects to have updated information by the end of the week.