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Woman falls, struck by car

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By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — A Hillsville woman fell in a bank parking lot and while on the ground was hit by a vehicle Saturday at 11:55 a.m.
According to a report from the Hillsville Police Department, Lois Akers fell at the Bank of America parking lot on Main Street and was unable to get to her feet.
Police weren't certain why the woman could not get up again, but while she was down, the driver of a 1999 Chevy Blazer tried to back up and could not see Akers.
Akers was struck. She was flown out by helicopter for medical attention.