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Police: Pedestrian hospitalized after driver tries to beat red light

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(Source: Columbia Police Department) (Source: Columbia Police Department)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A woman is recuperating in an area hospital after she was the unlucky victim of a traffic collision Wednesday afternoon in downtown Columbia.

Columbia Police said a man trying to beat a red light at Hampton Street and Assembly Street caused the collision that left the unnamed pedestrian with a leg injury.

Gary Jones, 54, was cited for disregarding a traffic control device after the incident.

Police say Jones was traveling eastbound on Hampton Street when he ran a red light and hit a vehicle traveling northbound on Assembly. The two vehicles then hit a woman who was standing on the sidewalk at the northeast corner of the intersection.

EMS transported the pedestrian to an area hospital. A spokesperson for the police department said she appeared to have an injury to her leg or ankle.

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