59-year-old man airlifted after being hit by car in York County


YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A 59-year-old man sustained life-threatening injuries Friday after he was hit by a car while walking on Merrimac Trail in York County.

Virginia State Police were called to the 700 block of Merrimac Trail around 5:45 p.m. Friday for a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian, VSP spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said.

Police say a 2015 Nissan Altima was traveling westbound, approaching the James-York Plaza, when it entered the left turn lane.

When it entered the lane, it struck a 59-year-old Williamsburg man who was walking “in the middle of the road, against traffic,” Anaya said.

The man was flown by med-flight to the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond with life-threatening injuries.

Police are still investigating the crash.

No charges have been placed at this time, Anaya said around 9 p.m. Friday.

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