The Kirksville Police Department has received a report of a hit and run accident near Truman State University on the evening of October 8. A Truman State student was reportedly crossing Franklin Street in front of Barnett Hall around 9 p.m. when she was struck by a car. The car sped off without stopping and the student sustained injuries to her face, teeth and both knees. "It's just a horrible feeling," said victim Karmen Young. "Especially if you think about it, if you hit a dog on the side of the road, you stop and see if the dog is ok or still alive. But being a person and knowing that someone else just runs you over and just doesn't even think twice about it, it's just a horrible feeling."
The car is described as a black or dark colored sedan style Nissan Versa, likely year 2008 or newer. Young was hit on the passenger side of the car. A portion of the side mirror was knocked off in the accident. Anyone who has information regarding the incident or the driver of the vehicle is asked to call the Kirksville Police Department at (660)-785-6945, the anonymous Tip line at (660)-627-BUST or Truman University DPS at (660)-785-4176.