MANATEE — A man in his early 60s was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center on Tuesday night after being struck by a Dodge Ram pickup while crossing the street, Florida Highway Patrol reports.
The man, who has not been identified, was jaywalking eastbound in the 2700 block of 14th Street West when the accident happened at around 9:30 p.m. The driver was headed northbound, Trooper Todd Bergman said.
“We’re not sure where he came from,” but the driver of the car did not see the pedestrian until he was right in front of the vehicle, Bergman said.
The victim was in critical condition following the collision, with injuries to his head and a few broken bones, he said.
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The incident is under investigation.