Two Pedestrians Injured in Marion Accident

MARION, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Authorities confirmed, in a news release, two pedestrians were injured during a collision between two trucks in Marion, Saturday evening.

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The original release didn't specify how the pedestrians had been hurt. However, witness accounts suggest around 8:00 p.m. a silver pickup in the 400 block of 7th Avenue collided with a white pickup before striking the two pedestrians.

Police clarified Sunday morning, saying officers believe the two-vehicle collision happened first. One of the trucks then struck the pedestrians, sending them to the hospital.

"At 1953 hours on 05-19-18 an accident was reported at Villa’s Patio Restaurant, located at 433 7th Avenue in Marion," the release said. "Two pedestrians were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Two vehicles were involved which sustained minor damage."

The release went on to say a driver had been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Authorities said they were not yet ready to give out the names of those involved at the time the news release was sent, around 10:00 p.m. Saturday.

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Marion police are investigating a report of a truck striking two pedestrians in town.

A Marion dispatcher said officers were on scene, near the 400 block of 7th Avenue. She couldn't comment on whether the details of the initial report had been confirmed, however.

Witness accounts suggest around 8:00 p.m. Saturday a silver pickup collided with a white pickup before hitting the two pedestrians.

Officials have not confirmed any injuries.

This story will be updated when more information is available.

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