Injured pedestrian

Emergency responders treat and prepare an injured pedestrian for transport to North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora. He was injured about 9:15 a.m. Monday at Veterans Memorial Boulevard (Highway 9) and Fox Avenue. The Eupora Police Department said Stephanie Smith, 42, was turning south off East Fox when she accidently struck pedestrian James Morris Jr., who was crossing the highway from the Webster County Office Building to the former Nu-Way building. The EPD said that, according to Smith and witnesses, the occurrence was an accident, with Morris being in the driver’s blind spot. At press time, Morris, 65, was in stable condition at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora. No citations were issued. DANIEL BRUNTY/STAFF