Pedestrian Hit In Charlottesville

By: Philip Stewart
By: Philip Stewart

June 29, 2006

A man crossing a Charlottesville street Thursday afternoon was hurt when he was hit by a car.

It happened just before 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Market Street and Carlton Avenue.

Police said the man was walking to his parked car when a woman driving a red Ford hit him. According to police, the woman driving the car suffers from a medical condition, but they're not sure if that played a role in the accident. Police said they have confirmed that she was driving in the wrong lane.

"She was definitely on the wrong side of the street, everything shows that much for certain," said Sgt. Mike Farruggio. "We do have a witness that says that she was on the wrong side of the road about a block from here as well. We don't know if that's related to a medical condition, or if it's related to anything else, we just don't know."

The names of the two people were not immediately released, but both the driver and the pedestrian were described as in their 60's.

Thursday evening they were treated at UVA Medical Center.

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