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Tue, Jan. 21

Man airlifted to hospital after being hit by car (see video)

When officers arrived at 6 a.m., they discovered a man, current age unknown, lying on the roadway with what appeared to be multiple injuries, Moore said. . A white Dodge Stratus was also parked in the roadway with heavy damage to the hood and windshield, he added. (VVN/Vyto Starinskas)

When officers arrived at 6 a.m., they discovered a man, current age unknown, lying on the roadway with what appeared to be multiple injuries, Moore said. . A white Dodge Stratus was also parked in the roadway with heavy damage to the hood and windshield, he added. (VVN/Vyto Starinskas)

COTTONWOOD -- A man was airlifted to an area hospital from a pedestrian-vs.-vehicle accident on SR89 in Cottonwood Tuesday morning, according to Det. Sgt. Tod Moore, Cottonwood Police Department.

At daybreak, police were taking measurements in front of Denny’s around a white sedan in the middle lane heading toward Sedona. A white blanket remained in the road after the victim was transported.

When officers arrived at 6 a.m., they discovered a man, current age unknown, lying on the roadway with what appeared to be multiple injuries, Moore said. . A white Dodge Stratus was also parked in the roadway with heavy damage to the hood and windshield, he added.

The pedestrian was flown out to an area hospital, Moore said, with “possibly life-threatening injuries.”

It just seems like an “unfortunate accident,” Moore said.

The pedestrian was crossing south-bound across the road and the driver didn’t see him, Moore said at the scene, adding that it was dark at the time of the accident.

“According to reports, the Dodge vehicle had just turned onto 89A from Highway 260 and began to accelerate to the posted speed as the pedestrian began to cross from the north side of the highway,” Moore’s press release said.

The driver of the Dodge stated he did not see the pedestrian until almost striking him at which point it was too late to him. He struck the driver’s side of the bumper catapulting him onto the hood and into the windshield, Moore stated.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, however it does not appear impairment, speed, or texting contributed to the accident, the sergeant added.

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