A Fond du Lac toddler survived being struck and dragged by an elderly driver Wednesday, an incident police say is likely to raise debate about testing of older drivers.

Two year-old Erin Konen was dragged about 70 feet after an 88-year-old woman struck her and her mother Heather in a downtown crosswalk Wednesday morning. Erin is in fair condition at Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee, while her mom suffered only minor injuries. Police Captain Steve Klein says driver Helen Immel apparently didn’t realize she’d hit anyone. Immel was cited for failing to yield the right of way causing injury and inattentive driving. Klein says if a driver’s ability to drive is hindered by medical or physical conditions, officers can send a report to the State’s Department of Transportation asking for a review.

Bob Nelson, KFIZ

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