Flagger injured

Construction worker Vickie Williams and her fiance Joe Nelis during a happy moment before she was run down Aug. 26 while flagging traffic on Sanborn Avenue. The 43-year-old Odanah woman is beginning a long recovery from a shattered pelvis, broken ribs and other injuries suffered in the crash.

The 43-year-old construction worker hit by an SUV while directing traffic Aug. 26 is beginning rehab after suffering a shattered pelvis, six broken ribs and a collapsed lung, among other injuries.

Vickie Williams has been moved out of the neuro-intensive care unit at Essentia-St. Mary’s Health Center in Duluth after undergoing two substantial surgeries to repair her pelvis, and she will remain in the hospital’s orthopedic unit until she is able to move to a rehabilitation facility before she can come home.


A shoe belonging to an Odanah woman rests in the roadway where she was hit by an SUV last month while flagging traffic in a construction zone on Sanborn Avenue. Vickie Williams suffered a shattered pelvis, broken ribs and a collapsed lung, and has been moved from intensive care at a Duluth hospital.

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