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Car strikes runner in Grand Teton

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JACKSON, Wyo. – An eastern Idaho woman was injured when a vehicle struck her while she was running and pushing a baby stroller in Grand Teton National Park.

Michelle Benson, 38, of Idaho Falls, was being treated for broken bones Monday at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, where she was listed in fair condition.

The 20-month-old child was not injured thanks because it was securely strapped in the stroller, according to park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs.

Benson was headed toward the Gros Ventre Campground when a vehicle struck her shortly before 9 a.m. The National Park Service identified the driver as Shannon Davis, 26, of New York state, Skaggs said. Davis was cited for unsafe operation of a motor vehicle, she said.

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