An accident Saturday night in Handy Township sent a pedestrian to the hospital.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies were dispatched at approximately 8:30 p.m. to the intersection of Nicholson Road and Van Orden Road on the report a vehicle that struck a pedestrian.
A preliminary investigation indicated that a 22-year-old Fowlerville man was in the roadway attempting to flag down a southbound vehicle when he was struck by a northbound 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe being driven by a 25-year-old woman from Fowlerville. The pedestrian was transported to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing with life-threatening injuries while the driver of the vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
Authorities say speed does not appear to be a factor in the incident while alcohol use remains under investigation. The roadway was closed for approximately two hours for the investigation.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from the Fowlerville Area Fire Department and Livingston County EMS. This incident remains under investigation by the Livingston County Major Crash Team.
Pictures courtesy of Fowlerville Firefighters Facebook page.