Pedestrian hit in Harrison Twp. suffers serious injuries; driver tries to walk away

Pedestrian hit in Harrison Twp. suffers serious injuries; driver tries to walk away
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HARRISON TWP. — UPDATE @ 12:18 a.m. (May 20): A 36-year-old male is being treated at a hospital for serious injuries after he was hit by a car as he tried to cross North Main Street at Waverly Avenue, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to the preliminary investigation, a 43-year-old man who was driving the Ford Escape that hit the victim parked the car and tried to walk away. The sheriff’s office has not said whether the suspected driver would be booked into jail or given a summons to court.

Deputies from the District Ten Substation dispatched on the report of a pedestrian accident found the victim lying in the roadway.

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The investigation of the accident is continuing and the sheriff’s office is appealing to the public for witnesses who may have seen what happened. If you have information, you are asked to call Montgomery County Regional Dispatch, 937-225-4357.

INITIAL REPORT (May 19)

An investigation is underway stemming from a pedestrian accident in the area of North Main Street and Waverly Avenue.

The incident was dispatched just before 8 p.m. and we’re hearing at least one person injured and has been taken to a hospital.

North Main is shut down in both directions from the intersection at Waverly north to West Melford Avenue.

We have a crew on scene and we will update this developing report.