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Woman struck in YMCA parking lot

According to the police report, the driver left the scene and when contacted later by police, he was adamant he did not know he struck anyone.

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A 55-year-old Brainerd woman was injured Nov. 10 after a vehicle backed out in a parking lot, pushing her back several feet at the Brainerd Family YMCA, 602 Oak St.

The Brainerd Police Department reported a vehicle driven by Andrew Freeman, 36, Brainerd, was parked at the front entrance of the YMCA to pick up a child from day care. Freeman was backing out of the parking spot during the same time when Badia Bailla was walking toward the front door of the YMCA. Bailla stopped to pick up a dropped item and as she was bending over with her back to the vehicle, it backed out and struck her, moving her several feet, the police department reported.

According to the police report, Freeman left the scene and when contacted later by police, he was adamant he did not know he struck anyone in the parking lot. Bailla was injured and transported by North Memorial Health Ambulance to Essentia Health-St. Josephโ€™s Medical Center in Brainerd.

The crash was reported at 4:19 p.m.

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