A man was seriously hurt when he was hit by a car on Center Street in Manchester Wednesday afternoon.
Police said the 59-year-old Manchester resident was crossing the street when he was hit on Center Street near Main Street around 4:30 p.m. It appears he was not in the crosswalk.
“Upon arrival officers encounter a male in the roadway unconscious. Paramedics from the Fire Department, be it that the Fire Department was right near where this accident occurred, were out tending to the victim," explained Lt. Ryan Shea of the Manchester Police Department.
The victim was taken to Hartford Hospital with serious injuries. Police said he is is stable condition.
The driver did stop and is cooperating with investigators.
Police remind the public to always use the crosswalk.
“This is a very wide road not to utilize a crosswalk and try to make it across four lanes of traffic during rush hour. It’s a serious risk," Shea said.
No other details were immediately available. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Dan Roberts at 860-533-8651.
This is the second serious pedestrian-involved crash in Manchester in under 24 hours - Manchester Republican Town Committee Chairman John Deeb was killed when he was struck by a car on Hartford Road Tuesday night.