UPDATE: Driver charged after dump truck hits pedestrian

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DES MOINES — The driver of a dump truck that ran over a man last week has been charged with Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian in A Crosswalk.

Police and fire officials responded to investigate a person down in the road at 8th Street and Grand Avenue on Jan. 22. First responders arrived to find Mitchellville resident Michael Monkmeier was hit by a dump truck. He was transported to the hospital and remains in critical condition.

According to police, the investigation has determined that the driver, 71-year-old Cedar Rapids resident Jerry Bemer, was turning northbound on 8th Street from Grand Avenue. Monkmeier was walking eastbound in the crosswalk across 8th Street.

Bemer has been charged with Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian in A Crosswalk.

Police continue to investigate.

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