A Barnett woman reportedly attempting to hitchhike along Highway 54 suffered moderate injuries after being struck by an unknown vehicle Thursday evening.

A Barnett woman attempting to hitchhike along Highway 54 suffered moderate injuries after being struck by an unknown vehicle Thursday evening.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Juanita J. Raffel, 64, was standing by the side of the highway about one-quarter of a mile east of Tollwood in Miller County, attempting to hitchhike, when she was struck around 6:50 p.m. Jan. 12. The unknown vehicle then left the scene. 

Raffel was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment.