Pedestrian hit on Broadway, Red Lodge

On Monday evening, March 17, Red Lodge resident Warene Wall left the Beartooth Elks Club #534 after volunteering for its St. Patrick’s Day event. She walked out onto Broadway and was hit by a small pickup truck. Red Lodge Officer Matthew S. Grieshop responded.

Red Lodge Fire Rescue Volunteer Information Officer Asano Otsu reported, “We were dispatched at 8:06 p.m. last night to near 9th and Broadway for a pedestrian hit by a car. Our responders transported a patient to Beartooth Billings Clinic and turned care over to the ER staff at the clinic.” She was released Wednesday morning, March 19. Wall said, “The doctors weren’t happy. I leave for Phoenix Thursday for appointments I must keep.

” She suffered a fracture and bone chip on her right knee, (the side impacted) and has back and left leg pains. “There will be surgery at some point,” she said. “I will continue consultation with doctors and x-rays while there.”

She returns late April. Wall gave thanks to Elk members, Dr. Allen Hill, John Prinkki and Tera Reynolds, who lent their coats and comfort to her lying in the snow; Mayor Ed Williams and Red Lodge Acting Police Chief Scott Cope who drove her truck home and Officer Grieshop who delivered the keys found by Leah Newman. “How wonderful this town is!” she marveled. No charges are pending. “It was just an accident,” said Cope. A heavy snowstorm with strong wind gusts had blanketed the area all day and night.