Beaver Dam Man Hit by Semi on Highway 151 Expected to Survive

A 31-year-old man from Beaver Dam was hit by a semi traveling northbound Highway 151 just south of Highway 73 early this morning. Patrol Captain Molly Soblewski with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department says their initial investigation shows the man parked his vehicle on the side of the road and started walking north. According to witnesses, just before 7 a.m. the man darted out in front of the semi and was struck on the passenger side. Soblewski says he suffered a 2-inch gash to his forehead and was in and out of consciousness as he was taken to Columbus Hospital before being transferred by MedFlight to UW-Hospital in Madison. He is expected to survive. The accident is still under investigation. Highway 151 northbound was being routed through Columbus but was expected to be back open by 9 a.m.