Man Released from Polk County Jail was Hit by Car Near East Mixmaster

News

WHO 13

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

POLK COUNTY, Iowa – Officials say the man injured when he was hit by a car Wednesday morning had been released from the Polk County Jail a little over an hour before the accident happened.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said a 911 call came in just after 4:30 a.m. about someone who had been hit by a car in the 4900 block of NE 22nd Street. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found 52-year-old Mario Ramirez suffering from several non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators say he was walking south on the east side of the road when he was hit.

The driver of the car, 25-year-old William Birt, had been driving south. Birt called 911 immediately after the accident.

Online records show Ramirez had been released from the nearby Polk County Jail at 3:22 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators say the incident appears to be an accident and no charges will be filed against Birt.

Popular

Latest News

More News