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Published January 17, 2013, 03:03 PM

Crookston Woman Protects Children While Struck by Vehicle

A Crookston pedestrian was able to protect her two children when she was hit by a car yesterday afternoon.

A Crookston pedestrian was able to protect her two children when she was hit by a car yesterday afternoon.

35-year-old Nykisha Mariscal was carrying her year-old son and holding hands with her 6-year-old daughter when she was struck in The Washington Elementary school parking lot. Police say Mariscal was able to push her daughter out of the way, then fell on the hood of the car before falling to the ground while holding her son in her arms. She was taken to the hospital with injuries. Neither of her children was injured.

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