UPDATE: UW truck's warning alarm sounded before collision - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Police: UW truck's warning alarm sounded before collision with pedestrian


MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police officials say a UW delivery truck's back-up alarms were sounding, before the truck's fatal collision with a UW staff member on Mendota Court near the Memorial Union.

Authorities have identified the pedestrian who was hit only as a woman in her sixties.

Madison Police spokesperson Joel DeSpain says the victim worked nearby to the collision.

DeSpain says investigators are unaware of any condition or circumstance that would have prevented the victim from hearing the alarms. The pedestrian was hit Thursday near a dumpster and a driveway on the court at North Lake Street just before 10:30 a.m.

DeSpain tells 27 News the driver is a man in his twenties. UW Police spokesperson Marc Lovicott says the truck is owned by UW-Madison and assigned to the Memorial Union. UW-Madison officials provided no information on the driver's work history, or familiarity with the vehicle.

DeSpain says no citations have been issued, and the investigation is continuing.


 UPDATE (WKOW) --- Madison Police say the woman hit by a truck on Mendota Court has died.

The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

The woman was a University of Wisconsin employee.

Madison Police tell us the truck is owned by the University of Wisconsin System.

Police are investigating what happened.



MADISON (WKOW) --- Madison Police say a woman in her 60's was injured after being hit by a truck backing up on Mendota Court Thursday.

The woman was taken to the hospital in life-threatening injuries.

We are following this story here on www.wkow.com.

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