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Vanderburgh County, Indiana — June 13, 2013

Police say a man stole a woman’s purse Thursday in the Evansville area, then ran her over as he attempted to escape.

The Evansville Police Department reports that 23-year-old Ryan Thompson grabbed a purse belonging to 32-year-old Evansville resident Angeonne Bryant while both were at Wood Creek Inn & Suites, located at 2530 U.S. Route 41. Mr. Thompson ran to his car with Ms. Bryant right behind him.

As he backed out of a parking space, Mr. Thompson’s car ran over Ms. Bryant’s legs, then ran her over a second time when he pulled forward. Paramedics responded to the scene and transported Ms. Bryant to St. Mary’s Medical Center for treatment.

Police caught up with Mr. Thompson and he was arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana and robbery. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that a pedestrian dies in a U.S. traffic accident every 110 minutes and one is injured every nine minutes.

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