Pedestrian, hit by vehicle in Clark County, is seriously injured

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A male was taken to Miami Valley after being struck by a. SR on Old Troy Road in Clark County Friday night.

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UPDATE @ 10:05 p.m.: Thomas Taylor, 35, of Springfield, the pedestrian hit by a vehicle while he was trying to cross state Route 41 in German Twp., is listed in critical condition, OHP Sgt. Merrill Thompson said in a prepared statement.

Carol Wheeler, 75 and also of Springfield, was driving the Toyota RAV 4 that hit Taylor. She was not injured.

FIRST REPORT

A male pedestrian is said to have suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a vehicle as he tried to cross state Route 41 near Mader's Market in German Twp., Clark County.

Sgt. Merrill Thompson, Springfield Ohio Highway Patrol post, said the preliminary investigation shows the male was hit by an eastbound vehicle and thrown into a grassy area off the road.

"We believe it's a serious injury," Thompson said. "That's what the medics are telling us."

Troopers and a medic unit were dispatched to SR 41, in the area of the grocery at 1730 Troy Road (SR 41), just after 6:30 p.m. CareFlight, requested to the scene, could not fly in the freezing conditions. A CareFlight ground unit took the male to Miami Valley Hospital.

Thompson said SR 41 is a dark street and there are no lights over the roadway and there is no crosswalk in the area.

"Where he crossed wasn't necessarily a designated crosswalk," the sergeant said.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured. The state patrol does not suspect speed, drugs or alcohol in the accident, Thompson said.

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