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MUNCIE — The condition of a 20-year-old Ball State University student from Columbus, struck by a car while jogging, improved to fair on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital said.
Emily Case, a 2011 graduate of Columbus North High School and the daughter of Matt and Melanie Case of Redwing Drive, was injured while jogging several blocks east of the campus.
Just after 4 p.m. Tuesday, the driver of an Oldsmobile Intrigue ran a red light at a Muncie intersection, police officer Kyle Temple said. Case had just started to go across a crosswalk when the front right bumper of the car struck her lower leg, Temple said. Case was flung about 22 feet north of the crosswalk after her head struck the windshield of the midsize sedan, he said.
The Columbus woman was barely conscious when emergency workers arrived, Temple said. Initially Case was listed in serious condition at the hospital, where she was treated for a concussion. She did not suffer any broken bones, however.
Temple said the driver of the Oldsmobile, who said she didn’t see Case, was cited for disregarding a signal.
Case is an honor roll student at Ball State. While at Columbus North, she was an Academic Award Letter winner for maintaining at least an A-minus grade-point average over several consecutive semesters.
The Associated Press and The Star Press of Muncie contributed to this report.
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