On Sunday, at approximately 10:43pm, Fairmont Police Officers responded to a report of a person sleeping in the roadway in the area of the Downtown Plaza and 3rd Street in Fairmont. An officer arrived shortly after the report and determined a pedestrian was stuck by a vehicle and Mayo Clinic Ambulance responded to assist. The vehicle involved had left the scene.
The victim was a 70 year old male Fairmont resident who was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, the immediately flown via helicopter to Mayo Clinic Health System in Rochester where he is currently listed in critical condition. The name of the victim is being withheld at this time, while family members are notified.
The Fairmont Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle and driver involved in this incident. Physical evidence recovered at the scene suggests the vehicle involved will likely have front end damage and possible damage to the windshield. The vehicle will also likely be missing a windshield wiper. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Fairmont Police Department.
The Fairmont Police Department was assisted by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol and Mayo Clinic Ambulance.