The woman who was struck by an SUV while running on the foot path around Lake Calhoun was in serious condition Wednesday afternoon, two days after being run over.
Police identified her as 22-year-old Lauren M. Shurson, who ran distance events at Chanhassen High School and then Gustavus Adolphus College.
Shurson suffered broken bones and abrasions when she was hit from behind near the southwest corner of the lake in south Minneapolis. She was listed in serious condition at Hennepin County Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Shurson specialized in distance events while competing for her high school and in college.
The 65-year-old driver, Rebecca A. Averill, of Tracy, Minn., was dealing with a medical emergency when the vehicle somehow rolled onto the 3.1-mile path and drove on the blacktop surface that circles the largest in the city’s Chain of Lakes, authorities said.
Averill was taken to Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. There was no further word on the nature of her medical incident or her condition.
After the SUV hit Shurson, it kept going for nearly the full length of the western side of the lake, witnesses said.