A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle west of Bloomington Saturday night, according to Monroe County Sheriff’s Lt. Troy Thomas.
The collision occurred around 6:47 p.m. Saturday in the 4100 block of West State Road 48, according to Thomas. The person struck was unresponsive and transported to IU Health Bloomington with life-threatening injuries. The area where the collision happened is in the county, not the city.
The following information was released by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office:
“Second shift was dispatched to 4170 West State Road 48 for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at approximately 6:47 PM on February 5, 2022. The caller reported that her husband was crossing West State Road 48 on foot to search for an unknown object that was previously discarded by a passing vehicle on the south side of the roadway. The male was struck by a westbound 2009 Toyota Highlander SUV near the center, dashed divider line between the left and right westbound lanes. The driver and passenger of the Toyota and an uninvolved motorist immediately stopped after the collision and rendered aid to the victim until first responders arrived. The victim was unresponsive when transported to IU Health Bloomington with life-threatening injuries.
Sergeant Bennett Dillion responded to the scene and conducted a crash reconstruction. Weather conditions were not a factor and the driver and passenger of the involved vehicle cooperated with the investigative efforts at the scene and hospital.”