A driver has been charged after she caused a pedestrian accident near the Iowa State University. The accident happened in Ames, Iowa around 10:20 a.m. on Thursday. Investigators reported that the victim was walking northbound in a crosswalk at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Beach Avenue. The driver, a 22-year-old female, attempted to make a left-hand turn when she struck the pedestrian, a 20-year-old woman. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital for minor injuries. Authorities stated that the pedestrian had the walk symbol and the driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian. The driver was looking at her cellphone at the time of the accident.
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