UPDATE: 12/20 – The driver thought to be responsible for pedestrian injuries last night is now charged by prosecutors.
Harrisonville Police provided an update following the aftermath of the accident that injured four pedestrians. The driver, Gretchen Otterberg, 48, reportedly struck the pedestrians on South Oakland Street in Harrisonville. Otterberg was charged with four felonies for driving while intoxicated, involving serious physical injury. A warrant issued Thursday sets bond at $10,000 with 10%. Court dates are pending.
A nine-year-old has been released from the hospital after treatment. the mother of the child is reportedly in stable condition but remains hospitalized. The two grandparents of the child are still alive in the hospital with critical injuries.
HARRISONVILLE, Mo. – Four pedestrians are hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle in Harrisonville Wednesday evening.
The Missouri Highway Patrol responded to the incident on South Oakland Street, just North of Garden Drive, shortly before 7:00 p.m. last night. The crash report says Gretchen A. Otterberg, 48, of Harrisonville was northbound when she struck the pedestrians as they walked in the roadway.
Marcelino Alhuay, 63, and Ysabel Inocente, 60, of Lima, Peru, suffered critical injuries. Patricia Holloway, 42, and her son Andrew Holloway, 9, of Harrisonville received moderate injuries. All four were transported to K.U. Med. Center for treatment.
Otterberg was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.