Lawrence Teen Hit By Car Saving Turtle Identified

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LAWRENCE, Kan (WIBW/AP)-- A 17 year-old Lawrence girl was seriously injured when she was hit by a car while trying to save a turtle in the middle of the road.

Mersadie Walker was flown to Overland Park Regional Hospital where she is intensive care, according to the Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office.

It happened Thursday evening in the 1900 block of E-1900 Road in southwest Lawrence.

The woman authorities say hit her, Elisabeth Mason, was arrested and booked for driving on a suspended license and no proof of insurance. The 36 year-old has bonded out of jail and is set to appear in court on July 3, 2014.

Posted by: Nick Viviani