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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Hit-and-run at Regent, Park intersection injures one

Police are searching for suspects who left a person critically injured from a hit and run accident early Saturday morning at the intersection of South Park Street and Regent Street.  


According to the Madison Police Department, at approximately 2 a.m. Saturday, a pedestrian was struck down by a vehicle at the Park and Regent intersection just south of campus.  


The victim is currently in critical condition in a local hospital and police have no suspects. The police do not know whether the person is a UW-Madison student.  


The suspected vehicle is a ""dark-colored minivan"" that has tinted windows and does not have a luggage rack.  


As of press time, police said no further details were available. 


Ald. Austin King, District 8, said pedestrian safety in the Regent Street area has long been discussed. He said a tragedy such as this underscores the need for action. King also noted the intersection is well-known for the number of traffic accidents per year. 


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""We absolutely know that the Park and Regent Street intersection is one of the most dangerous, historically, as for automobile accidents,"" King said. ""In this case I can only assume the person who drove off prompted the accident ... it's just a tragedy.""

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