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Car hits blind pedestrian in Rutland

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A blind pedestrian was hit crossing the street in Rutland Tuesday morning.

Police say just before 9 a.m., a 40-year-old man was crossing the intersection of State and Merchants Row with his guide dog, when a vehicle struck the man and knocked him to the ground. Rutland City police say the man and dog were in a marked crosswalk and they had a "walk" signal.

"These intersections that have crosswalks and pedestrian markings, you have to be very, very careful. Sometimes operators are too busy worried about making the left and waiting for a break in traffic, and not watching for the pedestrians." Rutland City Police Sgt. Matthew Prouty said.

The pedestrian was treated at Rutland Regional Medical Center for minor injuries. The dog was not injured. Police issued traffic tickets to the driver of the car.

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