Pedestrian airlifted after hit by car

A pedestrian crossing U.S. Highway 1 was struck by a car and had to be airlifted Saturday night. The accident occurred in Aberdeen in front of the Super 8 Motel and Tidal Wave Car Wash at 6:50 p.m.

The man was crossing the road when he was struck by a car that was heading south on U.S. 1. When authorities arrived on the scene, the victim was lying in the road in the southbound lanes. Due to traumatic injuries, a medevac helicopter was called.

Aberdeen Fire & Rescue set up a landing zone at Southern Middle School. Moore County EMS transported the victim to the landing zone where a UNC helicopter transported him to an area trauma center.

The man’s condition is unknown at this time. Aberdeen Police are investigating the accident.

Both lanes of U.S. 1 Southbound were shut down, and traffic was rerouted.

Responding to the scene were Aberdeen Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, Aberdeen Police Department, Moore County Sheriff’s Department.

Sandhills_Sentinel~Article, photo, and video by Sandhills Sentinel Publisher B.J. Goodridge.

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