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Video captures the exact moment minivan strikes pedestrian in Festus

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Video from a nearby business captured the exact moment a pedestrian was struck. (Credit: KMOV). Video from a nearby business captured the exact moment a pedestrian was struck. (Credit: KMOV).

FESTUS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - A 50-year old Festus woman is recovering after she was struck while crossing the street Tuesday at the intersection of South Truman Boulevard and Highway 61 in Festus. 

The entire incident was captured on surveillance camera.

Dan Farley saw surveillance video of the accident at a nearby business and posted it on social media. When he saw the video, he had the following reaction, "Holy cow, kind of dumbfounded on everything that happened."

The pedestrian was walking to Fountainbleau Nursing Home where she works when she was struck.

Festus Police said the 35-year old driver of the minivan claimed the pedestrian was in her blind spot and did not see her till it was too late. Police said the driver claimed she tried to stop but accidentally hit her accelerator instead of the brake. The driver can be seen on the video, stopping to try to help the victim after she was struck.

People who live in the neighborhood where the pedestrian lives, found the video hard to watch.

Patti Bradshaw said, "That's horrible, it's horrible, I just don't know."

Police said the driver of the minivan was not issued a citation.

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