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Tue., Dec. 13, 2011, 11:40 a.m.

A Lousy Way To Spend 22nd Birthday

Jessica White, victim of a hit-and-run accident in downtown Coeur d'Alene b/n 2-3 p.m. Sunday, is shown at Kootenai Medical Center, prior to her release. Jessica is the granddaughter of retired, long-time SR/CdA employee Jeanne Helstrom. Jessica's mother, Kris, tells HucksOnline that Jessica suffered "three fractured vertabrae, lots of road rash and bruising, a nice gash in her side." Also, Monday was Jessica's 22nd birthday.

Police are looking for the driver of a red truck that struck a woman in downtown Coeur d'Alene early Sunday, then sped away. Jessica White, 22, was released from Kootenai Medical Center Monday evening after suffering three broken vertebrae, along with scrapes and bruises, when she was hit while in a crosswalk about 2:30 a.m., family members said. "She's really a tough kid," said Jessica's mother, Kris Helstrom. Police interviewed a witness at the scene. Sgt. Christie Wood said they have a vehicle description and a possible suspect/Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Has anyone seen a suspect red pickup that may have been involved in this hit-and-run?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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