WPD: Vehicle-pedestrian accident in Watertown sends girl to hospital with life-threatening injuries

May 9, 2022

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A young child was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a vehicle-pedestrian accident in Watertown.

Police say it happened just after 4:00 p.m. in the 900-block of 10th Street Northwest.

A Jeep Cherokee driven by a 33 year-old Watertown woman was northbound on Highway 20 when a six year-old girl ran into the roadway and was struck by the vehicle.

The girl was taken by ambulance to Prairie Lakes Hospital with serious life-threatening injuries.

The names of those involved have not been released.

Watertown police are investigating, and they say charges are pending.