Menomonie Police Car Runs Over, Injures Pedestrian Lying in Street

October 15, 2017 11:19 PM

The Dunn County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating an accident in Menomonie, Wisconsin, in which an unidentified man was run over by a Menomonie Police car around 1 a.m. Sunday.

In a written statement, Dunn County Sheriff Dennis Smith said the man was run over on Wilson Street, just west of 2nd Street West.


"A Menomonie Police Department squad was headed west on Wilson Avenue when the officer observed a person lying in the road, and the officer swerved but was not able to completely avoid striking the person," Smith said.

The man was taken to Mayo Menomonie and later transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Smith said. Neither his condition nor his identity has not been released.

It was homecoming weekend at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and people in the downtown business district were surprised to hear what happened and where it happened.

"There isn't really much down there, no apartments, no homes or businesses, so it is really bizarre that someone would end up down there," said resident Cal Dyer.

Employees at several bars and restaurants said they were unaware of the accident, but that with homecoming bringing more people into town, the person who was injured might not have been familiar with the area.

"It was a crazy weekend here in Menomonie, and homecoming gets really busy," said Rhiannon Roehl. "But it is just really sad to hear that this happened."

The Dunn County Sheriff's Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol are investigating. 


Jay Kolls

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