Two transported by ambulance after Campustown fight

By Erica Magda

Around 2 a.m. Friday morning approximately 20 people were involved in a fight in the street in front of Firehaus, 708 S. Sixth St., just off Green Street in Campustown, eyewitnesses said.

During the altercation, an unidentified person who had been involved in the fight got into a car and allegedly drove it toward pedestrians who were in the street, said Josh Cook, sophomore and Firehaus employee who was working at the time.

“This guy got in his car and just started backing up and going forward trying to hit people. You could tell he wasn’t trying to just drive away- he was turning into people,” Cook said.

One man was punched during the fight and fell to the ground, he said.

“As soon as he fell down into the street, the car was backing up, and the car ran over him,” Cook said.

The pedestrian’s legs were in the path of a back tire of the vehicle, he said.

Eyewitness Kaitlyn O’Donnell, junior in AHS, was walking home at the time of the altercation. She said the driver also allegedly hit a woman “in the hip, or something? [but] she didn’t fall over.” O’Donnell said the woman was taken from the scene in an ambulance.

Both eyewitnesses said the driver left the scene.

Police and at least one ambulance arrived quickly, both witnesses said.

The male pedestrian who was injured was also transported away from the scene in an ambulance, Cook said.

Police at the scene declined to comment.

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