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Janesville woman injured, arrested after incident

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Gazette Staff
August 28, 2009
— A city woman was treated and released from Mercy Hospital after being thrown from and run over by a vehicle she grabbed while attempting to stop her boyfriend from leaving Wednesday night.

Alexandria A. Thompson, 21, of Janesville was found by police at 6:51 p.m. Wednesday lying in the road near the northwest driveway of the apartment complex in the 2600 block of North Lexington Drive, according to a police report.


Thompson and her boyfriend, Alvin Jones of Freeport, Ill., had been arguing in Thompson's apartment before the incident. Jones asked his friend Mark Brown to give him a ride because he wanted to leave so the two would stop arguing, the report said.


When Brown was driving his vehicle out of the parking lot, Thompson ran after it and grabbed onto it. When Brown thought she had let go, he turned out of the lot, then saw Thompson "flying into the road" and lying face down near the driveway exit, the report said.


The two men immediately turned around and returned to the parking lot to check on Thompson. A Janesville Fire Department ambulance transported her to Mercy Hospital, where she was treated for a broken femur, a fracture of her left foot and road rash to her abdomen, the report said.


Thompson was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct, according to police.



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