Man Hit By Car While Crossing Street

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A man was hit by a car while he was crossing a street Monday evening.

It happened at 8th Street and Ogden in in Pueblo.

Police say the man, 66-year-old Macario Mesa, received only minor injuries despite being thrown 10 or 15 feet.

The driver police say hit him, 47-year-old Roberta Ortega, was charged with careless driving and driving while under the Influence of drugs and booked into the Pueblo County Jail.

Police say this is the third pedestrian-related accident in Pueblo in a week.